What is Equal Access?
Equal Access is an independent expenditure-only committee, or Super PAC, that advocates specifically for or against political candidates. We are prohibited from coordinating activities with candidate campaigns and political parties, or contributing financially to candidate campaigns or political parties.
What races does Equal Access engage in?
We are registered with the Federal Election Commission and are allowed to engage in races for US President, US Senate and the US House of Representatives.
How does Equal Access select which candidates to support or oppose?
We select races based on three criteria: 1) History of supporting/opposing policies aligned with our mission 2) Viability/Vulnerability of a candidate 3) Knowledge and experience in the state or district. In 2016, we will focus on races in Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin to maximize influence and resources.
Why should I contribute to Equal Access?
Contributing to Equal Access helps elect leadership that will implement federal policies to create equal access for women, minorities, and the LGBTQ community. We maximize cost-effectiveness of your contribution by running coordinated campaigns in support of multiple candidates, giving you a greater return on investment for every dollar donated.
What will my contribution to Equal Access fund?
Your gracious contribution will fund aggressive door-to-door canvassing, social media outreach, digital advertising, phone banking and direct mail programs that advocate for multiple candidates with every voter contact. We will NOT be running television commercials or radio advertisements. Your contribution will also help fund research and identification of potential challengers to elected officials with a history of supporting hurtful, harmful, and repressive policies.
Who can contribute to Equal Access and what are the limits?
As an independent expenditure-only committee, we can accept contributions from individuals, associations, unions and corporations. Because we do coordinate, communicate or contribute to political candidates or parties there are no contribution limits to Equal Access. We are prohibited from accepting contributions from foreign nationals, national banks, or federal government contractors.