One way IFA can be an effective public policy advocate for franchising is through a strong and vibrant PAC. FranPAC creates an opportunity for IFA members to provide financial support to candidates for federal office, and a robust PAC means more contributions to candidates who understand franchising and who will promote a legislative and regulatory climate favorable to franchising.
Thanks to the generosity and participation of IFA members, in the 2019-2020 federal election cycle, FranPAC raised over $1 million.
According to federal election law, IFA must have your permission before it can solicit your contributions to FranPAC. To receive the appropriate form or if you have any other questions, please contact Erica Farage, Vice President of Political Affairs and Grassroots Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about federal election laws, please visit the Federal Election Commission website.
2021 FranPAC Giving Update
IFA condemns last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol in the strongest possible terms. There is no excuse for elected officials to incite violence against anyone. IFA will continue to evaluate our political giving guidelines as we prepare our plans for the 2022 election cycle. IFA's mission is to protect and promote franchising, and support politicians who make the business model a priority. Last week’s violence, and elected officials’ rhetoric and actions surrounding it, will be a part of that review process. We urge a peaceful transition of power next week.
FranPAC is a separate segregated fund organized under the Federal Election Campaign Act and was created for the purpose of making contributions to and expenditures on behalf of federal, state, and local candidates and other committees. FranPAC may only receive contributions from U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with permanent residency status in the United States. Contributions to FranPAC must be from personal funds and may not be reimbursed by any other source. We may not accept contributions by corporate check or corporate credit card.
Any decision to contribute to FranPAC is voluntary. Suggested contribution amounts are merely suggestions, and more or less may be given, if consistent with federal and state law. The amount given, or a decision not to give, will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited. Contributions to FranPAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Federal law requires FranPAC use its best efforts to collect and report the name, address, occupation, and employer of any individual who contributes more than $200 in a calendar year.