Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund

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The Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund Inc./PAC is a 501(c)(4) corporation of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, Inc.

2010 Campaign Finance Violations

In August 2010, the Texas Ethics Commission fined Cary Jennings, the campaign treasurer for Planned Parenthood of North Texas' political action committee, $3,000 for failing to disclose spending $26,695 to support four political candidates in the November, 2008 state elections. The Ethics Commission also found Planned Parenthood of North Texas Action Fund Political Committee had either failed to report or made mistakes with political contribution and expenditure totals on more than 17 monthly reports required by state law. The action fund accepted the fine without protest and has improved its reporting procedures, fund director Kathryn Allen said.

The political action committee in a November 2008 report said it spent $26,695 for mass mailings the previous month. However, the report failed to say the mailings were made in support of Wendy Davis, who was running for state Senate and Dan Barrett, Carol Kent and Chris Turner, who were running for state House seats, according to the Ethics Commission findings. The following month, the political action committee reported spending $15,410 in one day to the same company for a blitz of campaign telephone calls on behalf of Davis, Kent, Turner and Robert Miklos, who was running for the House. The Commission took note that this disclosure of candidate support was not reflected on the report's cover page.[1]

Donors

The following have made donations to the PAC between 2000 - 2011:[2]

Dallas, TX:

Fort Worth:

Other Texas Locations:

References

  1. Texas Watchdog: Planned Parenthood of North Texas PAC fined $3,000 for campaign finance violations, Aug. 26, 2010 (accessed on Jan. 11, 2011)
  2. Texas Ethics Commission: campaign finance reports filed electronically from July 1, 2000 - July 21, 2011 (accessed on Jan. 12, 2012)
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