All WinRed pages for federal committees will include a paid for by WinRed disclaimer like the one below.
Why does WinRed include a disclaimer?
The WinRed disclaimer is necessary because WinRed is paying for the website (development, platform, hosting, etc.), and as a federal PAC, it’s required to include the disclaimer for the website platforms that it funds.
The processing fees paid by the contribution recipients do cover the cost of hosting for the individual page on the website platform (which is important because otherwise, an in-kind contribution would result). But because WinRed is paying for the platform, and without the platform, there would be no individual page, the WinRed disclaimer is required on all pages.
Can I add another Disclaimer?
Whether or not you decide to include an additional disclaimer on the pages is up to and your legal counsel. WinRed does not require additional disclaimers nor prohibits them.
Why is there another candidate or committee’s disclaimer on the page I created?
Another candidate or committee’s disclaimer may appear on your webpage if you solicit contributions to that candidate or committee. WinRed users can solicit contributions to other candidates or committees simply by choosing other WinRed participants to add to their webpages. Candidates and committees that receive funds from independent solicitations do not opt in to being included in such solicitations. Committees may contact support if they have concerns about content on pages they didn’t create.
Committees and candidates who participate in WinRed have the option to create a Global Disclaimer that will appear on any page where a donor is solicited for that candidate or committee. This is so that the disclaiming committee can ensure their disclaimer is visible even on pages they don’t control. If you create a page featuring a solicitation for another candidate or committee and they have a global disclaimer, it will appear at the bottom of the page. This disclaimer cannot be edited by you or anyone else except the candidate or committee that created it.
For help adding additional disclaimers, please use the chatbot on the bottom of your screen.