FEC Approves GPVA as a State Political Party Committee

Feb 6, 2013

Dear Greens,
I am happy to report that I attended the FEC meeting this morning in which the full commission unanimously approved draft Advisory Opinion 2012-39 designating GPVA as a state political party committee. The practical effect of this ruling is that GPVA's contribution limit to federal candidates has been doubled from $2,500 to $5,000 for both the primary and the general election phase of every federal election cycle.

Thanks to GPVA members Tamar Yager, Kirit Mookerjee, and GPUS Secretary Budd Dickinson for providing critical information in support of GPVA's application for state political party status.

Thanks also to 2012 federal candidates Joe Galdo and Jill Stein without whom this designation would not have been possible.

Audrey Clement
Co-Chair, Green Party of Virginia