PACs impact elections. When like-minded people demonstrate their engagement in the political process, ourlegislators listen. By contributing to United FreshPAC you remind candidates that the produce industry touches every community in the nation. As an Association, United Fresh is prohibited from using our general treasury funds to make contributions in connection with a federal election. However, we are permitted to establish a political action committee; United FreshPAC is funded solely by individual and personal contributions to support candidates.
Q: What is FreshPAC?
A: In 1976, United FreshPAC was established to promote United Fresh member company involvement in the political process, to give United FreshPAC members a forum to support candidates for U.S. Congress, and elect officials who are supportive of the produce industry.
Q: Who is eligible to join?
A: According to Federal Election Commission regulations, any salaried personnel that are U.S. citizens, including shareholders, retirees and family members.
Q: How do I join United FreshPAC?
A: Join United FreshPAC now by returning the United FreshPAC authorization form. Together we will promote the produce industry by ensuring support for candidates who support policies that imporve our businesses. Click here to learn more and to view the prior authorization form.
Q: How is FreshPAC money spent?
A: United FreshPAC funds are used solely for the purpose of contributing directly to federal candidates. United FreshPAC is bipartisan and supports candidates whose positions and decisions impact the produce industry. Contributions are based on:
Candidate support of issues important to United Fresh members;
Candidate's committee assignment; and
Candidate's voting record.
Q: Can I make monthly contributions?
A: Yes, if you would like to divide a contribution into multiple payments simply email Angela Tiwari, grassroots & policy manager.
Q: How much should I contribute?
A: Contribution amounts are a personal decision and completely voluntary.