About Us

I-PAC: Independent Political Action Committee


I-PAC’s Mission:

I-PACs primary objectives are:

  1. 1. Educate and empower under-represented citizens
  2. 2. Increase the civic involvement of minority communities
  3. 3. Present the needs of minority communities to politicians

 

I-PAC’s Board:

Board members of I-PAC:

TBD in January 2017

Action Plans:

Beginning in 2013, I-PAC began in its plan of reaching out to and representing the Muslim Community in Georgia, which is primarily composed of Southeast Asian, African American, Arab, and Turkish ethnicities, among others. In 2015, I-PAC plans to reach out and represent other minority groups, such as the Latino / Latina and Asian communities. I-PAC is active in the following efforts:
•Voter education
•Encourage block voting for select candidates
•Raise money for lobbying efforts

I-PAC’s long term plans:

•Establish strong relationships with candidates elected to office
•Set up regular meetings to discuss important issues
•Invite to community functions, etc.
•Engage more candidates from 2016 Election through selection process
•Recruit candidates to run for office and support campaign
•Build coalitions with other PACs with similar interests
 

What is a PAC?

A Political Action Committees (PAC) is a type of organization that pools campaign contributions from members and donates those funds to campaign for or against candidates, ballot initiatives, or legislation.  PACs can give $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary, general or special). They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC. PACs may receive up to $5,000 from any one individual, PAC or party committee per calendar year.

Why is a PAC Important?

  • ·         When communities work together and pool resources through a PAC it will have more impact than if they work separately.
  • ·         PAC contributions give candidates and officeholders a clear idea of where a community stands on an issues and how our interests need to be represented.  Whereas, when you give personal money directly to a candidate or officeholder they know that you like them personally.
  • ·         The PAC expands your influence beyond your own legislative district. It helps direct money to candidates and officeholders you may not know about who support your issues and need our support.
  • ·         The PAC makes a carefully studied, well-informed decision on whom to support. The PAC makes decisions about candidates and officeholders based on knowledge of what really happens to your issues during a legislative session.
  • ·         PACs are legally established by the Legislature and Congress. The PAC system allows the public to know who contributes and who receives money. It is set up to establish an open, honest system by which people can come together to support or oppose candidates.
  • ·         The PAC is an important education device for elected officials. When candidates and officeholders appeal for money from the PAC it means that they want to learn about pour community and what our needs are.