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Bell Ringer: Different Types of Political Action Committees (PACs)

Different Types of Political Action Committees (PACs)

CQ Roll Call lobbying reporter Kate Ackley discussed the differences between various types of PACs and how they work. She talked about Super PACs, Corporate PACs and 501(c)4 organizations.

Description

CQ Roll Call lobbying reporter Kate Ackley discussed the differences between various types of PACs and how they work. She talked about Super PACs, Corporate PACs and 501c4 organizations.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What are Super PACs? What restrictions are applied to Super PACs?
  • How are Corporate PACs different than Super PACs?
  • What is meant by 501(c)4 organizations being called "dark money groups?" How is these different than Super PACs and Corporate PACs?
  • What actions can Political Action Committees take?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • 501(c)4 Organizations
    • Citizens United V. Federal Election Commission
    • Corporate Pac
    • Dark Money
    • Federal Election Commission
    • Political Action Committee
    • Super Pac

    Topics

    Campaigns & ElectionsInterest Groups & Lobbying

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity