Why is ActBlue considered a PAC?
ActBlue is organized as a political action committee, but we serve as a conduit for individual contributions made through our platform. Under federal law, these contributions are made by individuals; they are not considered PAC donations. We do not fundraise or donate on behalf of anyone or choose candidates to support. We provide the tools for campaigns and organizations to fundraise online and act as a conduit for their small-dollar donations federally and in many states.
So why are we organized as a political committee at all? It’s a legal structure that allows us to do the hard work of campaign finance well while being as transparent as possible. We report the details of every contribution that comes in and out of our platform to the Federal Election Commission, the IRS, or the correct state agency. And unlike a for-profit company, we don’t make money off of your contributions. You can add an optional tip for us on the contribution form when you enter your credit card information.