What is APSCUPAC?
APSCUPAC is the Association of Private Sector Colleges and University's political action committee. It is a voluntary, nonpartisan fund that supports political committees and federal candidates for elected office. The PAC supports candidates that advocate and pursue government policies that promote career education and an equal playing field for private sector college students and institutions.
Why is APSCUPAC needed?
APSCUPAC is part of a three-pronged APSCU political strategy. APSCUPAC compliments the day-to-day lobbying on Capitol Hill by APSCU professional staff and APSCU's constituency-based lobbying program. This approach provides opportunities to meet with members of Congress who are in a position to make a difference on legislation important to our community.
Is contributing to APSCUPAC voluntary?
Yes. Participation is entirely at the discretion of each APSCU member.
Who is eligible to contribute to APSCUPAC?
The stockholders, executives, and administrative personnel (and their families) of APSCU members are eligible to contribute to APSCUPAC, once they have granted APSCU their authorization. Federal election laws prohibit candidates for federal office from receiving corporate campaign contributions. Therefore, PACs that contribute to candidates for federal office may only accept personal contributions; no corporate dollars are permissible. In other words, the donations must be from the individuals, rather than the corporations.
What is a "Permission Authorization Form"?
Contributing to APSCUPAC is a two-step process. A corporation must use a "Permission Authorization Form" to indicate a specified group of stockholders, executives, and administrative personnel who are allowed to be solicited by APSCUPAC for contributions for a specific period of time. The APSCUPAC must receive this form before soliciting and accepting contributions.
Once permission has been given for APSCUPAC to make requests, how does APSCUPAC raise money?
Direct mail, APSCUPAC-sponsored fundraising events, and personal phone solicitations are three available methods.
How much may I contribute to APSCUPAC?
An individual contributor may give up to $5,000 per calendar year to the APSCUPAC. Contributions are not tax deductible.
What forms of payment may APSCUPAC accept?
A personal check or personal credit card are available options, as are online contributions via credit card and automatic payroll deductions.
How much can APSCUPAC contribute to candidates?
Federal election law limits the amount a PAC may contribute to a candidate to a total of $5,000 in a primary election cycle and $5,000 during each general election.
How much of my contribution goes to APSCUPAC's contributions to candidates, and how much goes to its operating costs?
APSCU pays the administrative overhead for the PAC; therefore, all of your contribution goes directly to support federal candidates and committees.
PSCUs open doors to many of the 13 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.