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Edward Still: Contributors

People who plan to contribute to candidates or other political groups, or make independent expenditures to affect elections, must be concerned about complying with state and federal laws regulating campaigning and campaign finance. Here are the principal (but not all) laws affecting contributors to state, local, and federal campaigns:

  • the Federal Election Campaign Act (different provisions apply to groups supporting federal and non-federal candidates)
  • the Federal Communications Act (applies to all campaigns)  [this link is to the Campaign & Media Center’s publication, What You Need to Know About Political Advertising)
  • the federal Hatch Act (applies to all federal employees, some state and local government employees, and the employees of some non-profits) [this link is to a federal government summary of the Hatch Act]
  • the Alabama Fair Campaign Practices Act (for state and local campaigns) [this link is to the Alabama Secretary of State’s summary of the Act]
  • Alabama laws on political advertising (state campaigns) [this link is to the Alabama Secretary of State’s summary of the Act]
  • Alabama laws restricting corporate contributions to state candidates and political committees
  • tax laws

During my practice in Alabama and Washington, DC, I have worked with these laws, advising candidates and others about their meaning.

If you are considering setting up a committee (or already have), please call my office to set up a consultation. 

Edward Still
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