Pinback button promoting Franklin Roosevelt for president, 1944. Litho. L.J. Imber Co., Chicago.
Now the handmaiden of modern presidential campaigns, the first PAC was formed as the Political Action Committee of the labor umbrella group Congress of Industrial Organizations. The CIO endorsed Franklin Roosevelt for a third term in 1940, and again for a fourth term in 1944 —as this petite pinback succinctly states.