RIGHT NOW MN Super PAC is the platform for your voice. Here you can learn more and find all of the frequently asked questions in regards to our Super PAC, donations, and user-navigation of our website.
- Who is RIGHT NOW MN?
- Who founded RIGHT NOW MN?
- What is a Super PAC?
- What does RIGHT NOW MN raise money for?
- What makes a Super PAC different from a traditional PAC?
- What are RIGHT NOW MN activities to date?
- How can we get into contact with Right Now MN?
- How do we donate?
- How much should we donate?
- Are my donations tax-deductable?
- How do I create a profile on Right Now MN?
- How do I edit my profile?
- What is displayed on my public profile?
- How do tags work on my profile?
- How does following work?
RIGHT NOW MN Super PAC is a non-profit Political Action Committee whose vision is to assist in the creation of a future full of endless opportunities for our families, children, and grandchildren. We are an organization that advocates on behalf of the 99% of Americans whose needs are not being met by the current crop of politicians.
The Super PAC is called RIGHT NOW USA. The State PACs are called RIGHT NOW Minnesota and are similarly designated for the other states. Please note that as of 2017, not all of the State PACs are in existence yet.
Elliot W. Olson – Founder and Chair
Technically known as independent expenditure-only committees, super PACs may raise UNLIMITED SUMS of money from corporations, unions, associations and individuals, then SPEND UNLIMITED SUMS to overtly advocate for or against political candidates.
RIGHT NOW MN Super PAC helps raise money for Libertarian and Conservative causes while generating independent expenditures in order to educate voters on the issues our country is facing.
Our plan is to support politicians who will listen to Mr. and Mrs. Mainstreet, whose voices are not being heard. With your support, we will raise donations to educate the electorate about issues impacting our country RIGHT NOW, we will support candidates who advocate for the issues we support, and we will hold candidates accountable for supporting issues and policies detrimental to our country’s continued growth and success.
Unlike traditional PACs, super PACs are PROHIBITED FROM DONATING money directly to political candidates, and their spending must not be coordinated with that of the candidates they benefit. Super PACs are required to report their donors to the Federal Election Commission on a monthly or semiannual basis – the super PAC's choice – in off -years, and monthly in the year of an election.
Super PACs are allowed to raise an unlimited amount of money and can accept contributions from companies, unions, individuals, nonprofit organizations, as to where traditional PACs are only able take money from individuals or other PACs and are limited by a $5,000 annual contribution limit that they can accept from individuals and are prohibited from accepting contributions from corporations and labor unions.
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First, we would like to thank you in your interest to donate! We will help guide you on how to donate. Currently all of our donations are setup through the RAISE platform. Please see https://rightnowmn.nationbuilder.com/raise_faqs for more info.
We ask that you join your friends in making small monthly donations to our PAC. Either $5.00 or $10.00 per month, roughly equal to a couple of Starbucks coffees.
We suggest that you keep it under $16.66 per month because the identities of donors making donations to a State PAC of over $200 per year have to be disclosed to either the Federal Election Commission or the various States Election Commissions. As a PAC, we do not disclose who our donors are; but at the $200 per year level we are required to disclose your information to the various election commissions and this may be found online.
Your donations are not tax-deductable to our Super PAC. The IRS states, "You cannot deduct contributions made to a political candidate, a campaign committee, or a newsletter fund. Advertisements in convention bulletins and admissions to dinners or programs that benefit a political party or political candidate are not deductible."
Creating a profile is simple! Sign in by social media or through email. Please note profiles containing an email address will automatically be matched to their Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn accounts. Once matched, their picture, Twitter bio, and website will be added.
A supporter can adjust these fields from the account settings page.
Information that are displayed includes username, bio, website, and profile picture. These are also adjustable.
Following is a useful feature on staying up to date with us and everyone connected with Right Now MN! It helps to create a unique and active community.
You can see who you are following by navigating to Network > follow within your profile. In this section, you can also see who is assigned to you, who follows you, who you have recruited, and any pages you have authored. You can also use this section to add or remove all people you’re following to a list.