Three Oklahoma parents have established a political action committee (PAC) to help fund legislative candidates who support public education. Metro-area parents Angela Little, Jamie Minter, and Jeanne McGowen banded together recently to establish Oklahomans for Public Education.
Having the right candidates in office is crucial to promoting and protecting public education in Oklahoma and a PAC will give us the ability to support those we feel will champion our cause, Little stated.
Currently, supporters can donate to the PAC by purchasing an “I Love Public Education” shirt via the PACs website.
According to the Oklahoma Ethics Commission Guide To Political Action Committees:
A PAC is any group of two or more persons that receives contributions or makes expenditures for any of these purposes: (1) Making contributions to candidates or candidate committees; (2) making contributions to other PACs; (3) making independent expenditures; (4) making electioneering communications; or (5) advocating the approval or defeat of a state question. In other words, two or more persons engaging in any one of those activities have created a PAC. The PAC is required to file a Statement of Organization with the Ethics Commission when its contributions or expenditures exceed $1,000.00