The Truth About the PAC

Hillman, Sidney
August 1944
New Republic;8/21/44, Vol. 111 Issue 8, p209
Focuses on the various issues related to establishment of the Political Action Committees (PAC) of the Congress of Industrial Organizations (CIO) and the National Citizens (NC) in the U.S. Purpose of organizing CIO-PAC in order to arouse the working men and women of the United States to a sense of responsibility as citizens; Discussion about working of CIO-PAC before and after the Democratic National Convention; Aim behind establishment of NC-PAC; Reduction in the number of people exercising their right to vote; Arrangement of funds for ClO-PAC by ClO and its affiliated unions; Drive by CIO-PAC to register the vote; Campaign of these organizations to demonstrate the importance of the right to franchise; Endeavor to mobilize progressive vote in important primary elections throughout the nation.


Related Articles

  • GenderPAC at 10. Roehr, Bob // Bay Area Reporter;5/26/2005, Vol. 35 Issue 21, p15 

    Comments on the 10th anniversary of the GenderPAC organization. Changes the organization has helped usher in, both in the workplace and society at large in the United States;

  • VIRGINIA: Equality Virginia launches gay, lesbian PAC.  // Gay & Lesbian Times;9/29/2005, Issue 927, p33 

    Reports on the move of Equality Virginia to create a nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) to add monetary support to its grassroots efforts. Focus of the PAC on delegate races; Plan of the PAC to endorse gay-friendly candidates; Amount of funds being raised by the committee.

  • Correspondence.  // New Republic;6/5/44, Vol. 110 Issue 23, p765 

    Presents letters to the editor referencing articles and topics discussed in previous issues. Discussion of political alliances in the article "A Congress to Win the War and the Peace," published in May 8, 1944 issue; Comments on the isolationism in the U.S.; Information about the cooperative...

  • Like money in the bank. Lutterbeck, Deborah // Common Cause Magazine;Summer95, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p17 

    Discusses the scheme employed by wealthy Californians to exploit their state's campaign and election laws in order to lay the groundwork for a political takeover. Illustration of the Allied Business PAC's mechanism of exploitation; Description of the Allied group; Impact of term limits on...

  • Interest-Group PACsmanship: An Analysis of Campaign Contributions, Issue Visibility and Legislative Impact. Neustadtl, Alan // Social Forces;Dec90, Vol. 69 Issue 2, p549 

    In this article the effects of special-interest campaign contributions, party, and constituency (mediated by issue visibility on prolabor and probusiness legislative outcomes) are examined for the 99th Congress. Labor contributions have marginally greater impact than business contributions on...

  • CPA PACs stuff candidate coffers. Rankin, Ken // Accounting Today;10/16/2006, Vol. 20 Issue 19, p1 

    This article focuses on donations made by the accounting industry to the campaigns of candidates in the congressional elections in the U.S. this fall. Donations from the free-spending political action committees of the accounting industry have been spread around to various candidates. But an...

  • What, MoJo Worry?  // Mother Jones;May/Jun 2001, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p107 

    Focuses on issues that progressives should stop worrying about. Compromise with the right; Reverence for the Other.

  • Progressive Mandate in Sea-Change Election. Borosage, Robert // Progressive Populist;12/1/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 21, p1 

    The article focuses on the political changes and progressive reform that led to the victory of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. These changes include the consolidation new majority coalition and the significant political participation of the youth. It describes the progressive movement as a...

  • Business and the Conservative Shift: Corporate PAC Contributions, 1976-1986. Su, Tie-ting; Neustadtl, Alan; Clawson, Dan // Social Science Quarterly (University of Texas Press);Mar95, Vol. 76 Issue 1, p20 

    The article analyzes corporate political action committee (PAC) contributions from 1976 to 1986 as reflected in Federal Election Commission data using network methodology. The findings demonstrate that a bloc of corporations unified by a political strategy of conservativism and willingness to...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics