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Joint fundraiser disclaimer example

Solicitations for a joint fundraising committee must include a disclaimer stating who has paid for the communication. Joint fundraising participants must either establish a new political committee (using a Statement of Organization, Form 1) or select a participating political committee to act as the fundraising representative.

Image of a disclaimer example of an Invitation for Joint Fundraiser between a federal candidate and state party committee

This is an example of the disclaimer notice requirements for an invitation to a joint fundraiser between a party committee and a candidate committee. The joint fundraising committee has paid for the invitation and it has been authorized by the candidate committee. Therefore, the disclaimer must state the communication is paid for by the joint fundraising committee and is authorized by the candidate, authorized committee or agent of either.

The joint fundraising committee must include a joint fundraising notice with every solicitation for contributions. The notice must contain the names of all participants, regardless of whether they are registered political committees or unregistered organizations, the allocation formula (the amount or percentage of each contribution that will be allocated to each participant), a statement informing contributors that they may designate contributions for a particular participant (notwithstanding the formula), and a statement that the allocation formula may change if any contributor makes a contribution that exceeds the amount he or she may lawfully give to any participant.

Best efforts
Party committees and joint fundraising committees and their treasurers must make “best efforts” to obtain, maintain and report the name, address, occupation and employer of each contributor who gives more than $200 in a calendar year. In order to show that the committee has made “best efforts,” solicitations must specifically request that information and inform contributors that the committee is required by law to use its best efforts to collect and report it. This request must be clear and conspicuous.

Statement of federal election purpose
Solicitations must inform potential contributors that their contributions will be used in connection with federal elections or that they are subject to the limits and prohibitions of the Federal Election Campaign Act.

IRS Notice Requirements
Section 6113 of the Internal Revenue Code requires political committees whose gross annual receipts normally exceed $100,000 to include a special notice on their solicitations to inform solicitees that contributions are not tax deductible.

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