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Presidential Primaries PAC Endorsement Priorities

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The following (as of 3/31/19) are the top, but not only priorities of the PACs when considering an official endorsement for a candidate in both the Republican and Democratic 2020 Presidential primaries. Some PACs have crossover priorities with others. Satisfying these priorities will increase the odds of receiving an endorsement after the PAC endorsement negotiation period (negotiation period ends 4/2/19 at 12 AM Eastern).

 

America First PAC - Nationalist Lobby

  •  Increased border wall funding
  • End of catch and release policies
  • End of sanctuary city policies
  • Opposition to free trade
  • Action on China's intellectual property theft
  • Taxation on foreign remittances
  • Protection of free speech
  • Historic monument protection
  • Classification of Antifa as a terrorist organization
  • Ending non-citizen welfare usage
  • Reduced overall immigration
  • Ending/reducing H1B visa usage
  • No amnesty commitment
  • Isolationist foreign policy

 

Christian Coalition - Evangelical Lobby

  • Recognition of the Golan Heights as apart of Israel
  • Increased military aid to Israel
  • Defunding of Planned Parenthood
  • End to late term abortions
  • Protection of freedom of association on religious grounds for business owners
  • Continued marijuana prohibition, enforcement on rogue legalization states
  • Protection of tax exempt status for churches with traditional marriage beliefs
  • School choice
  • Transgender military ban
  • Protection of social security

 

National Defense Industries Association - Defense Lobby

  •  Continued American troop presence in Syria and Afghanistan
  • Strong support of NATO
  • Increased defense spending
  • VA privatization/increased private options
  •  Increased cybersecurity spending
  • Increased private/public military R&D collaboration
  • Military pay increase
  • Increased usage of private military contractors
  • Military acquisition reform
  • Trade protections on industries critical to military production

 

American Petroleum Institute - Energy/Oil Industry

  • Free trade on all oil and natural gas products and services
  • Ending the Renewable Fuel Standard's ethanol mandate
  • Increased federal land leasing
  • Increased natural gas development
  • Increased offshore energy development
  • Keystone XL Pipeline construction/waving restrictions
  • Infrastructure investment

 

Chamber of Commerce - Business Lobby

  • Increased tax cuts
  • Deregulation
  • Free trade commitment
  • Increased overall immigration
  • Increased H1B Visa issuance
  • Amnesty for undocumented immigrants
  • Opposition to E-Verify
  • National right to work
  • Creation of new agricultural worker visas
  • Commitment to not increase the minimum wage
  • Opposition to climate change advocacy
  • Obamacare repeal
  • Privatization of entitlement programs
  • Welfare benefit work resrtictions
  • Infrastructure investment

 

National Rifle Association - Gun Rights Lobby

  • Commitment to no new gun control laws
  • Ending of AR-15 bans at local and state level
  • National Constitutional carry
  • Ending of bump stock ban
  • Support for teachers concealed carry in classrooms
  • Ending of red flag laws
  • Silencer law repeal

 

Common Cause - Moderate/Bipartisan Lobby

  • Voter ID laws
  • Automatic voter registration
  • Campaign finance reform
  • Term limits
  • Marijuana legalization
  • Ending of racial discrimination in college admittance
  • Amnesty for DACA recipients
  • National E-Verfiy
  • Bipartisan climate change action
  • Bipartisan healthcare solutions
  • $10 minimum wage
  • Bipartisan gun control measures
  • Protection of free speech
  • Free trade commitment
  • Historic monument protection
  • Increasing taxes on the wealthy, cuts to working and middle class
  • Increased border patrol agents
  • Protection of Social Security
  • Infrastructure investment

 

AFL-CIO - Union Lobby

  • Ending right to work
  • $15 minimum wage
  • Paid family leave
  • National healthcare
  • Decreased H1B Visa usage
  • Wage theft protections
  • Increased worker protections and business regulation
  • Back pay for federal contractors
  • Protection of Social Security
  • Pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants
  • Opposition to free trade
  • Action on outsourcing

 

MoveOn.Org - Progressive Lobby

  • Amnesty for undocumented immigrants
  • National healthcare
  • $15 minimum wage
  • Increased taxes on wealthy and businesses
  • Increased social program spending
  • Free college support
  • Climate change action
  • Increased Planned Parenthood funding
  • Reduced defense spending
  • Increased legal protections for minority groups
  • Support of hate speech censorship
  • Ending ICE
  • Marijuana legalization
  • Increased immigration
  • End of mass incarceration
  • Support of affirmative action
  • Gun control advocacy
  • Opposition to E-Verify

 

Sierra Club - Environmental Lobby

  • Carbon tax/Carbon Fee and Dividend
  • Increased green energy infrastructure investment
  • Reentry into the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Fuel efficiency tax rebates
  • Increased business regulation
  • Increased national park service infrastructure investment
  • Elimination of fossil fuels
  • Ending of Keystone pipeline, prevention of Keystone XL pipeline
  • Opposition to fracking

 

Open Society Foundation - Globalist Lobby

  • Open borders
  • Increased immigration
  • Free trade commitment
  • Amnesty for undocumented immigrants
  • International humanitarian foreign policy
  • Support of hate speech censorship
  • Increased legal protections for minority groups
  • Respect for international institutions and agreements
  • Reentry into the Paris Climate Agreement
  • Strong support of NATO
  • Continued American troop presence in Syria and Afghanistan

 

Brady Campaign - Gun Control Lobby

  • Semiautomatic ban
  • Universal background checks
  • Ending gun show loophole
  • Universal gun registration
  • Increased mandatory waiting periods
  • Mandatory firearm storage laws
  • Increased red flag laws
  • No guns in classrooms
  • Increased mental healthcare funding
  • Ending private gun sales
  • Mandatory firearm training
  • Increased age for firearm purchase
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How do we make our pledges to these PACs known, given that it is illegal under campaign finance law for campaigns to negotiate/coordinate with PACs?

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2 minutes ago, Ashcroft said:

How do we make our pledges to these PACs known, given that it is illegal under campaign finance law for campaigns to negotiate/coordinate with PACs?

I just posted the rules for receiving a Presidential endorsement here. For gameplay sake negotiation with PACs (myself) towards receiving an endorsement is not in violation of the law.

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