ESA PAC Is Halting Political Donations After US Capitol Insurrection

Following the violent insurrection at the US Capitol building last week, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) has stated that it will be halting political donations from the ESA PAC after several of its beneficiaries voted to overturn the US presidential election, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

“Given the events and actions that led to the violence at the US Capitol, we are pausing contributions from the ESA PAC as we reflect on the tragedy and our path forward,” the ESA said in a statement.

A PAC in US politics is a Political Action Committee, a committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat candidates based on the committee’s agenda. PACs can donate up to $5,000 to a candidate’s committee per election, and can also give up to $15,000 annually to any national party committee and $5,000 annually to any other PAC.

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