We believe public policy engagement is an important and appropriate role for companies when conducted in a legal and transparent manner. Adobe is committed to participating in the political process in compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws and reporting requirements. Our policies and procedures for political contributions made with corporate funds are set forth in the Public Policy and Government Relations Policy. Learn more about our government relations involvement.
Corporate political contributions
Under U.S. law, corporations are not allowed to contribute money to federal candidate committees, party committees and political action committees. Many U.S. states allow corporate donations to state and local candidates or ballot issue campaigns. On a limited basis, Adobe may make corporate political contributions to support candidates and ballot measures that align with our public policy agenda and business interests and are in compliance with the Public Policy and Government Relations Policy. As part of our policy, we prohibit "soft money" contributions to any groups organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code.
No Political Action Committee
Adobe has not established a federal or state Political Action Committee (PAC).
Adobe belongs to several trade associations that require the payment of regular dues. Some of our trade associations may use a portion of the dues collected for political expenditures. Interested parties should contact the trade associations directly to obtain information on how much they spend on political expenditures.