Procedures of the WVFL Political Action Committee (WVFL PAC)
The most effective way for a pro-life group to influence the outcome of elections is to support pro-life candidates by directly endorsing them so other pro-lifers will know who to vote for. However, WVFL and its chapters cannot endorse candidates.
This is why West Virginians for Life has an “internal” Political Action Committee (WVL-PAC). WVL- PAC can endorse one candidate over another. WVL-PAC is governed by strict federal and state laws. It has the following requirements:
1. All members of West Virginians for Life (WVFL), a (c)(4) organization, are automatically also members of the PAC. A member must have donated to the organization within the last 15 months.
2 The Board of Directors of West Virginians for Life is also the Board for the PAC. All major decisions are made by the Board. Only WVL- PAC may endorse candidates. (WVFL and its chapters may not endorse candidates!)
3. Only members of West Virginians for Life may receive solicitations for donations to the PAC. Non-members are not prohibited from giving to the PAC.
The PAC is managed by the officers: President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. It is their responsibility to see to it that all laws and regulations are followed and to carry on the business of the PAC. All of the officers are appointed by the President of the Board of WVFL. Generally, the Executive Committee of the PAC is the same as that of WVFL. They establish procedural guidelines and see to it that surveys are sent to all candidates so that PAC endorsements may be made for each election.