restore public perception of the virtues of our Confederate
Forefathers and Southern Heritage as one of the foundations of
American Liberty, by being a positive influence on the election and
appointment of public officials.
Frequently Asked Questions
We have received many
inquiries about the APAC (Americans for the Preservation of American
Culture) and the most frequently asked questions are listed below:
1) Is the APAC associated
with the Sons of Confederate Veterans?
No. Federal IRS and FEC
regulations prohibit any 501-c-3 corporation from establishing,
coordinating or controlling a FEC 527 registered Political Action
Committee. The APAC is a separate legal entity, with separate
incorporation, accounting functions and Board of Directors.
2) How and when was the APAC
Recognizing that the
attacks on Southern Heritage required actions and responses beyond the
allowed activities of a 501-c-3 organization the Foundation for the
Preservation of American Culture (FPAC) was formed in 2001. The FPAC
is a 501-c-4 and publishes the Southern Mercury among other
The FPAC along with
several individuals created the Americans for the Preservation of
American Culture (APAC) for the purpose of forming an independent
unaffiliated political action
committee to perform activities prohibited to the other organizations.
The FPAC appoints a portion of the APAC Board of Directors.
3) What is the APAC?
The APAC is a not for
profit corporation organized and registered in Tennessee as a chapter
527 organization. It is registered and files the required Financial
Reports with the Federal Elections Commission (FEC). The APAC is a Political Action Committee authorized to
influence elections at federal, State or local levels within the
restrictions of the applicable federal laws.
4) Are any members of the SCV
GEC on the APAC Board of Directors?
No. There are currently
three members of the APAC Board of Directors; Mike Crane, Dr. John
Cook and Harry Eubanks. Biographies will be posted soon.
5) Why haven't I heard about the
APAC before now:
It has taken some time
to understand all of the various IRS and FEC laws, guidelines,
restrictions, prohibitions and reporting requirements. After
investigating the requirements a new Board of Directors was appointed
- taking office in January, 2007 to initiate APAC efforts.
We hope that you will
hear from us a lot going forward, and more important - we hope that
you want to hear from us.
6) Why did you reference Stephen
Dill Lee's Charge in your literature?
Because the APAC
supports The Charge. When the charge was given - organizations were
not restricted by federal laws in what activities they could perform.
We intend to defend the Charge. The APAC will perform actions that are
prohibited to the SCV or FPAC by federal law - but are essential in supporting The
Charge as envisioned by our forefathers.
We hope that you will
join and work with us in this effort.
7) How do I get more
Americans for the Preservation of American Culture
PO Box 724615
Atlanta, Georgia 31139
What will the APAC do?
Step by step begin providing the
opportunity to evaluate candidates for public office and/or their
performance in office, thus improving the quality of elected
officials. Our initial three goals are:
Providing both direct
and indirect support for favorable candidates for public office, or
replacement of hostile officials where appropriate.
Enhance Heritage Defense
efforts by providing lobbying assistance – where needed – and working
to retire hostile elected officials.
creation of State PAC’s in selected States by providing knowledge,
training, materials and other assistance as feasible.
If you consider any of these
three goals important, please join and work with us to make this
effort a success.
Do I have to be an SCV member to join?
No. The APAC while supporting the same
heritage as the SCV is an unaffiliated independent organization and is
open to all citizens of our country. Corporations and foreign
nationals are prohibited by federal law.
I made a contribution, why haven't I received my membership card?
During the startup period some delays have
been unavoidable. There have been several elections and special
elections in Virginia, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, South Carolina
and Alabama. We have been successful in conducting candidate surveys
in Virginia and Georgia with positive results. We hope to be able to
send membership cards weekly beginning in August.
If you have joined and not received your
membership card and are coming to Mobile, let us know and we have it
at the APAC event - Friday - July 27, 2:00 - 5:00 PM in the
Riverview Plaza or at our vendor table.