PA Accountant Political Action Committee (PAC)
The PA Accountant Political Action Committee (PAC) is a bipartisan committee that contributes funds to candidates who support the interests of small accounting firms. It is the fiscal arm of PSTAP’s advocacy efforts to the Pennsylvania Legislature.
Today’s legislative environment with incredibly expensive campaign costs incurred by candidates, a strong, well-managed PAC is every bit as important as the capabilities of hired lobbyists, the breadth of the organization’s grassroots program and the validity of the issues being considered by the legislature.
PACs are nothing more than a group of individuals who decide to pool their financial resources and help elect candidates to public office. Whether you like it or not, PACs are a fact of life in the political process and are here to stay. The PA Accountant PAC gives you the opportunity to ensure that your profession’s best interests are represented.
Today nearly every decision made in Harrisburg concerning Pennsylvania accountants is a political decision.
As individuals, Pennsylvania accountants have a difficult time making an impact on the way things are done in Harrisburg. Collectively we have a lot to say about decisions that affect our legislation.
There are other interests willing to fill any void in speaking for small accounting firms in Pennsylvania. They don’t always have your best interests in mind, but they’re willing to speak for you.
Vigilance is critical … it is not what they do for you but what they do to you!
Working together we can ensure that small practitioner interests will be heard. How? Buy taking an active part in deciding who will be making the decisions.
Frequently Asked Questions
WHAT IS THE PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTANT PAC?
The Pennsylvania Accountant Political Action Committee is a voluntary, non-profit, unincorporated group of accountants, small business, and others who care about the problems of accountants. It keeps the members informed about issues and the records of state office holders.
IS THE PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTANT PAC AFFILIATED WITH ANY POLITICAL PARTY?
No. The PA Accountant PAC is completely bipartisan. The PAC provides financial support to those candidates who have proven to support the interests of small accounting firms.
I PAY MY DUES. ISN’T THAT ENOUGH?
Federal and State election laws prohibit the use of member dues for political contributions. Funds for political contributions must be raised separately from Society funds.
WHAT ARE PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTANT PAC’S OBJECTIVES?
To enhance the political awareness of its members and increase their contact with elected officials and candidates. Ultimately this will ensure that the small practitioner’s right to practice will be protected.
DOES PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTANT PAC ENDORSE CANDIDATES?
No. The PA ACCOUNTANT PAC will not endorse candidates but does contribute to individual campaigns and purchase of tickets to political fundraisers.
HOW ARE PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTANT PAC FUNDS ADMINISTERED?
The funds are administered through a committee with representatives appointed by the PSTAP president. Contributions are deposited in a bank account controlled by a chairman and treasurer.
WHAT IS THE PENNSYLVANIA ACCOUNTANT PAC’S CONNECTION TO PSTAP?
PA ACCOUNTANT PAC is a separate organization established by PSTAP to enhance legislative awareness.
Make a Contribution
Join the PSTAP legislative team by making a contribution to the PA Accountant PAC.
Please Click Here to go the contribution page.