Week of January 2 – 6
No Commission Executive Sessions or Open Meetings were scheduled this week.
AO 2011-24 (StandLouder.com). On January 6, the Commission made public two drafts of Advisory Opinion 2011-24 in response to a request from Louder Solutions LLC (the Company), which has established a web application called StandLouder.com (the Website). The Website enables users to post and fund proposed advertisements relating to any topic, including politics and elections. The Company asks questions regarding political committee status and disclaimer and disclosure obligations. Comments on the draft are due by noon on January 11, 2012.
The Commission made public one closed case.
For information regarding the above matter, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
CREW v. FEC (No. 11-cv-00951(CKK)). On December 30, 2011, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion and order denying the Commission’s Motion to Dismiss and granting the Commission’s Motion for Summary Judgment.
On January 4, Communications Specialist Stephanie Caccomo discussed Commission operations and campaign finance regulations with students from The Washington Center.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
January 12: The Commission is scheduled to hold an Open Session.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
January 31: Year-end Reports are due. For more information on reporting dates, refer to the Reporting page of the Commission website.
January 11, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FEC Reporting Requirements. Registration information and schedule are on the 2012 Roundtable Schedule page of the Commission website.
January 11, Washington, DC. FEC Roundtable Workshops on FECFile & E-Filing. Registration information and schedule are on the 2012 Roundtable Schedule page of the Commission website.
The August 2011 updated version of the Commission's Campaign Guide for Congressional Candidates and Committees is available online. Printed copies of the updated Guide are also available free of charge from the Commission's Information Division. To order, call (800)424-9530 (press 6) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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