ACPAC & Political Action
ACPAC is ACA International's Political Action Committee (PAC). ACPAC’s primary goal is to support and enhance the effectiveness of ACA International’s lobbying and political advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill. ACPAC is governed by and in full compliance with all Federal Election Commission (FEC) laws and regulations.
ACPAC is overseen by a committee of top executives from small and large credit and collection agencies representing ACA International’s diverse membership throughout the country. It provides financial assistance to political candidates who support a sound pro-business philosophy and responsible positions on issues of concern to the accounts receivable management industry. ACPAC is bi partisan, contributing to both Democratic and Republican candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives and United States Senate. The PAC does not contribute in connection with U.S. presidential elections.
ACPAC must make a written request to the member companies of ACA International for permission to solicit them. Corporate approval is necessary before ACPAC may solicit the company’s executive, administrative and management personnel in the United States. Federal law prohibits soliciting contributions from outside the restriction class and that such contributions will be returned to the donor. Contributions are voluntary and you have a right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. Federal law prohibits political contributions from foreign nationals. Contributions to ACPAC are not tax deductible. ACA will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or the decision whether to contribute. Federal law requires political committees to report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose aggregate personal contribution are in excess of $200 in a calendar year.
To join ACPAC, your company’s chief executive officer or primary ACA International contact must first file a Solicitation Request Form (SRF). A corporation may not approve solicitations by more than one federal PAC in a calendar year.
ACPAC – Get Involved Today!
Getting involved is simple. Please contact ACA’s Rae Ann Bevington, Vice President of Political Affairs, at (202) 810-8899 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information and to determine if your company has signed a Prior Approval Form.
ACPAC Candidate Personal Funds Portal
ACPAC is the voluntary, non-partisan Political Action Committee (PAC) of ACA International. It is the only PAC that directly represents the entire accounts receivable management association in our nation’s political system, ACPAC raises personal, voluntary contributions from eligible industry professionals to support election efforts of qualified federal candidates whose views and voting records reflect the interest of ACA International and its members.
Administrative Corporate Fund Portal
ACPAC’s Administrative Fund is supported by corporate donations. It provides discretionary finds to support the operating expenses of ACPAC such as grassroots education, advocacy, fundraising expenses and other administrative costs. Your corporate contribution is one way that your company may support its nations trade association, and it truly represents an investment in this industry that pays back many dividends.