Broadway News: Actors’ Equity Announces Political Action Committee

Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) has approved the launch of a political action committee (PAC). Created as a separate organization from AEA, the new committee is intended to promote the political interests of the union’s 51,000 members of professional theater actors and stage managers. The formation of the group comes in response to a resolution that passed at Equity’s convention in the fall of 2022, which was then made into policy by the union’s national council in February 2023.

While the committee’s board will consist of union leaders and staff, it will be an independent entity from the union itself. Voluntary donations from Equity members will fund the group, which will in turn be able to donate money to candidates in federal elections. No dues or other union funds will be used as money for the political action committee.