|TravelPAC Frequently Asked Questions|
Frequently Asked Questions About the TravelPAC
Q: What is the TravelPAC?
A: The TravelPAC is an informal organization of members who have an interest in promoting responsible government and are willing to make a personal financial contribution to the effort. The TravelPAC uses these funds to help elect qualified candidates to public office.
A: Yes. PAC funds must be personal contributions. Corporate contributions to PACs are forbidden by state law.
Yes. PAC funds may not be converted for personal use by a candidate or
Q: Who decides which candidates receive TravelPAC contributions?
A: A board of trustees representing members governs the TravelPAC. Input is solicited
from TravelPAC members.
Q: What criteria are used to determine who will receive contributions from the TravelPAC?
A: Generally, recipients of TravelPAC contributions hold favorable views on issues that affect the business interests of our members. Other factors include:
Q: How do I contribute?
A: Simply complete the contribution form (or more conveniently the monthly contribution form) indicating how much you would like to contribute, and return it, along with your form of payment, to the address shown. Or contribute online by clicking the Donate Now link on the main TravelPAC page. You will immediately be added to our roster.
Q: How much do I need to contribute to the TravelPAC?
A: There is no minimum or maximum contribution, so any amount you contribute is greatly appreciated.
Q: Will part of my contribution go to pay for the TravelPAC’s administration expenses?
A: No. The Texas Travel Alliance covers 100% of the TravelPAC’s administrative costs so your contribution is not diluted in any way.
Q: Will deciding not to contribute to the TravelPAC affect my status within the Texas Travel Alliance?
A: No, contributions to the TravelPAC are
voluntary. It is up to you to decide what to give or whether to give at all.
State law requires PAC’s to report the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer for each individual whose contrition exceeds $50 in total for a reporting period—calendar year. No limit exists to the amount an individual may contribute to a PAC.
For more information on Texas Political Action Committees (PACs), visit the Texas Ethics Commission website by clicking here.