Bylaws for the Campaign for Blue Political Action Committee
Campaign for Blue is a nonconnected committee under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code. FEC Campaign ID: C00748509
Section 1. The mission of Campaign for Blue PAC (“the committee”, “the organization”) is to use the grassroots energy and resources of progressives in our network to support progressive Congressional campaigns nationwide. The committee is also dedicated to engaging our local communities, especially young people, in policy and government.
Section 2. The Chair of the Committee shall be elected by the voting membership and preside over meetings. The Committee may elect Vice Chairs to oversee specific areas of the Organization’s operation. The duties of each Vice Chair will be made clear to them by the Committee, and failure to complete those duties may result in removal from that position by the Committee.
Section 3. The voting membership of the Committee will be every person who completely fills out the sign-up form, who attends the majority of two business meetings, and who is approved by the current voting membership. No one will be denied membership due to their party affiliation, but all members shall uphold the goals and vision of the organization. A majority of voting members may revoke the voting rights of a member if they do not uphold the goals and vision of the organization.
Section 4. The committee will choose to support candidates who are approved by a 2/3 vote of the committee membership in accordance with the candidate selection guidelines. The specific amount of financial support will be proposed by the Vice Chair of Finances and the amount of volunteer dedication will be proposed by the Vice Chair of Campaign Relations.
Section 5. Meetings will be scheduled by the Chair. Quorum shall be a majority of the voting membership or the Chair and every Vice Chair, whichever occurs first. No member will lose their ability to vote for missing a meeting. Meetings and votes will be conducted using Robert's Rules of Order, relaxed as needed including, but not limited to, the following: speaking time will not be limited and the chair will have the ability to make motions, speak on items, and vote.
Section 6. These bylaws can be amended with a simple majority vote of voting membership. This is not intended to be a legal document; the policies listed are for organizational purposes.
Section 7. Resolutions may be agreed to with the purpose of designating short-term policies.
Resolved, the directors of Campaign for Blue agree to the above bylaws and may be subject to removal for violating them.
Approved unanimously on June 8, 2020
Updated February 19, 2021