APSCUPAC Facts

Mission Statement
APSCUPAC is the federally registered, non-partisan political action committee of APSCU. The PAC allows eligible APSCU member employees to pool personal, voluntary financial contributions to support candidates seeking elective office at the Federal level.

Why does APSCU have a PAC?
APSCUPAC allows employees of APSCU member organizations to pool voluntary contributions to help elect candidates who support a legislative and regulatory climate favorable to post-secondary education.

Who may participate in the APSCU PAC?
The Federal Election Commission has determined that a trade association may solicit only the restricted class of member institutions and allied member companies, i.e. their executive and administrative personnel, for contributions to the PAC.  However, before APSCU PAC may solicit, APSCU must obtain written authorization (a signed Prior Approval Form) from the member institution’s principal APSCU member.  Please contact Tami Plofchan at 202.336.6811 / Tami.Plofchan@apscu.org who will assist you in obtaining a Prior Approval Form.

Who decides where the PAC money goes?
The PAC is governed by a diverse PAC Committee. PAC contributions are determined by a collaborative effort involving the APSCU government relations team and the PAC committee.

What percentage of my contribution actually goes toward candidates?
100% of your PAC contribution goes to support Federal candidates for office. Federal law permits associations like ours to establish and support political action committees. APSCU pays PAC administrative and operating costs.

For More Information and/or Questions?
Please contact Tami Plofchan at 202-336-6811 or Tami.Plofchan@apscu.org to learn more about APSCUPAC.

**Note: Corporate Firm members of APSCU may grant prior approval to only one national trade association PAC per calendar year. However, granting prior approval for APSCUPAC does not preclude employees of the Firm from contributing to local or state PACs, national member and ideological PACs (i.e. National Rifle Association or Emily’s List), or the Firm’s own federal PAC. Eligible employees include those with executive, managerial or senior administrative responsibilities.

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