The United Fresh Political Action Committee (United FreshPAC) is an opportunity for the produce industry to help elect, and re-elect pro-produce candidates. 100% of United FreshPAC funds support Members of Congress who support the fresh fruit and vegetable industry on issues important to United Fresh members. It is vital that the produce industry participates in growing a successful PAC to give our industry a voice and actively work to advance the produce industry’s interest.
First Step in Making A Difference – Prior Approval
Political action committees (PACs) sponsored by corporate-based trade associations, like United FreshPAC, are required by federal law to obtain a corporate member company’s approval before asking eligible individuals to join or informing them about PAC-related activities.
Please click here to fill out our electronic Prior Approval Form.
Our Industry Has Strength in Numbers
PACs impact elections. When like-minded people demonstrate their engagement in the political process, our legislators 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.
United FreshPAC – Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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: How much should I contribute?
A: Contribution amounts are a personal decision and completely voluntary.