FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

FAQs

How does AFIT-PAC work?

AFIT-PAC supports the campaigns of free trade candidates running for the House and Senate. We do so by raising personal contributions from international nameplate auto dealers. In turn, AFIT-PAC makes contributions to the campaigns of members of Congress and candidates who support free trade. Since AFIT-PAC was founded in 1991, we have contributed approximately $14.6M to federal candidates and committees. In the 2016 cycle, AFIT-PAC was involved in 141 races, backing over 96% of the winners with combined contributions of over $1.5M.

What is the difference between AFIT-PAC and AIADA?

AFIT-PAC is a political action committee that financially supports federal candidates for Congress who share our philosophy of free and open trade. AIADA is a dealer association, whose goal is to advocate on behalf of international auto dealers before Congress and the Executive Branch.

I already give to the NADA PAC, why should I contribute to AFIT-PAC?

NADA PAC is a political action committee comprised of both domestic and international auto dealers. They contribute to candidates based on a wide variety of issues that are important to both domestic and international nameplate dealers. They do not make contributions based solely on free trade, as AFIT-PAC does.

Who can give to AFIT-PAC?

AFIT-PAC can accept contributions from U.S. citizens 18 years of age and older, and from other federal political committees.

How much can individuals and other federal committees contribute to AFIT-PAC?

AFIT-PAC can accept up to $5,000 per calendar year from an individual’s personal funds or up to $10,000 per calendar year from a couple. A federal committee may contribute up to $5,000 per calendar year.

Are contributions to AFIT-PAC tax-deductible?

No, contributions to AFIT-PAC are not tax-deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.

How do I find out which candidates for the House and Senate AFIT-PAC is supporting?

For information about AFIT-PAC’s contributions to candidates, please contact our Executive Director, Mary Hanagan at 703-684-8880 or mary@afitpac.com.