|For Immediate Release||
|May 16, 2014||Christian Hilland|
|.pdf version of this Weekly Digest||ISSUE 2014-20|
Week of May 12 – 16
COMMISSION MEETINGS AND HEARINGS
No Commission open meetings or executive sessions were scheduled this week.
The Commission made public three closed cases, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
The Commission made public one campaign finance enforcement matter that was resolved through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program, as follows. For more information, see the case documents in the Enforcement Query System.
ADR 710 – Poliance Surgeons, Inc., Poliance Surgeons PAC and Philip Lloyd, in his official capacity as treasurer. The Commission dismissed the case.
AUDITS AND COMMISSIONERS’ STATEMENT
Final Audit Report on the Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama. On May 12, the Commission made public the Final Audit Report on the Democratic Executive Committee of Alabama, covering campaign finance activity between January 1, 2009 and December 31, 2010. The Commission approved a finding related to recordkeeping for employees. The report also included an additional issue addressing recordkeeping for employees paid exclusively from a non-federal account. Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel and Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub issued a Statement.
On May 12, Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub discussed the role of the Commission with a group of government and civic leaders from Mexico as part of a program coordinated by The Washington Center.
On May 12, Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel discussed campaign finance law and civic engagement at a forum hosted by the Eden Area League of Women Voters and California State University East Bay in Hayward, California.
On May 14, Communications Specialist Zainab Smith discussed campaign finance law with a group of students from the University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
UPCOMING COMMISSION MEETINGS
May 20: The Commission is scheduled to hold an executive session.
June 5: The Commission is scheduled to hold an open meeting.
June 4: FEC Chairman Lee E. Goodman and Vice Chair Ann M. Ravel will host an informal public forum to discuss agency operations that affect local, state, and national political parties with Commissioners and senior staff. If you would like to attend the forum in person or participate via webcast, or if you are unable to attend but would like to submit written comments, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either of our offices at 202-694-1000.
UPCOMING REPORTING DUE DATES
May 20: May Monthly Reports are due. For more information on monthly reporting dates, refer to the 2014 Monthly Reporting page of the Commission website.
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS
May 21, Federal Election Commission, Washington, D.C. Seminar/Webinar for Trade Associations, Labor Organizations, Membership Organizations and their PACs. Additional information is available on the Educational Outreach page of the Commission website.
The 2014 edition of the Combined Federal State Disclosure and Election Directory is available in the Public Records section of the Commission website. This publication identifies the federal and state agencies responsible for the disclosure of campaign finances, lobbying, personal finances, public financing, candidates on the ballot, election results, spending on state initiatives and other financial filings.
The 2013 Legislative Recommendations are available on the Commission’s website.
The August 2013 edition of the Federal Election Commission Campaign Guide for Political Party Committees is available on the Commission’s website.
The Official 2012 Presidential General Election Results are available in the Library section of the website. This listing was compiled from the official election results published by state election offices.
An index to the Record news articles published in 2013 is available on the Commission website. The Record news page is available in the Publications section of the Commission website. Sign up to receive email notification when new articles are posted.
The FEC Annual Reports from 1975-2006 are now available on the website. Beginning in 2007, the Commission consolidated its Annual Report with its Performance and Accountability Report (PAR) to provide a single account of the agency's activities for each fiscal year.
Instructional videos are available on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/FECTube?feature=watch. These videos are also available on the Commission's E-Learning resources page at http://www.fec.gov/info/elearning.shtml.
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