Political committees, individuals and organizations have spent nearly $318 million on independent expenditures so far this election cycle, and that amount is likely to increase significantly over the next few months. If you’d like to learn more about these unlimited express advocacy communications, as well as other types of communications frequently made close to an election, please plan to attend the Commission’s September 2 Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications Webinar.
Staff from the FEC’s Information and Reports Analysis Divisions will review the regulations and reporting requirements for individuals, political committees and organizations who make independent expenditures, electioneering communications and coordinated communications. Participants will learn how to differentiate between these types of communications, and the consequences of making one rather than another. We’ll also review disclaimer requirements for different types of pre-election communications and work through several scenarios to demonstrate how and when to report communications. During this two-hour webinar, participants will be able to interact with the FEC’s presenters and chat hosts in real time through a Q&A pod and poll questions.
An email containing a link to workshop materials, technical information and additional instructions will be sent to registered participants the day before the webinar.
The cost to attend the webinar is $30. To register, visit the FEC Training Payment page on Pay.gov (the government’s secure portal for online payments). A full refund will made for all cancellations received before 5 p.m. Eastern on Friday, August 28; no refunds will be made for cancellations received after that time. Additionally, please note that refunds of automated clearinghouse (ACH) payments are not readily available.
Please direct all questions about the webinar to email@example.com or call the FEC’s Information Division at 1-800-424-9530 (menu option 6).
The FEC will provide all attendees with a letter certifying participation in the webinar, which participants can use to independently apply for CLE or other credits. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have further questions related to educational credit.
|Webinar Schedule||September 2, 2020|
|Independent Expenditures & Pre-Election Communications Webinar||1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Eastern|