ACPAC and Political Action

Amplifying ACA’s Voice on Capitol Hill

ACPAC is the voluntary, bipartisan political action committee (PAC) for ACA International. It is the only PAC that represents the entire accounts receivable management (ARM) industry in our nation’s political system.
ACPAC helps raise ACA’s profile on Capitol Hill and allows us to build connections with candidates who recognize the role the collection industry plays in the financial services ecosystem. It provides financial assistance to political candidates who support a sound pro-business philosophy and responsible positions on issues of concern to the ARM industry. ACPAC is bipartisan, contributing to both Democratic and Republican candidates in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. The PAC does not contribute to candidates in connection with U.S. presidential elections.

ACPAC is governed by and in full compliance with all Federal Election Commission laws and regulations.

ACPAC must make a written request to ACA International member companies for permission to solicit employees in their restricted class. Corporate approval is necessary before ACPAC may solicit the company’s executive and administrative personnel in the U.S., which include employees who are paid on a salary (rather than hourly) basis and have policymaking, managerial, professional, or supervisory responsibilities.

Federal law prohibits soliciting contributions from outside this restricted class and 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. A foreign national is a person belonging to a country other than the U.S. (non-green card holder).

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 is in excess of $200 in a calendar year.

ACPAC is overseen by a committee of top executives from small and large agencies in the ARM industry representing ACA’s diverse membership across the country.

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Get Involved

Candidate Fund Portal
(Personal)

To participate, your company’s chief executive officer or primary ACA contact must first complete a Solicitation Request Form (SRF). Note: A corporation may not approve solicitations by more than one trade association’s federal PAC in a calendar year.

Log in below to complete the SRF. Please contact Patrick Russell at (202) 547-2676 for more information or to determine if your company has already signed an SRF.

Administrative Fund Portal
(Personal or Corporate)

ACPAC’s Administrative Fund provides discretionary funds to support the operating expenses of ACPAC, such as grassroots education, advocacy, fundraising expenses, and other administrative costs. The Administrative Fund can be supported through personal or corporate transactions. A corporate contribution is one way that your company may support its national trade association, and it truly represents an investment in protecting your business interests that pays back many dividends.

For more information and contribution options, visit the ACPAC Administrative Fund Corporate Contributions website.

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