What is Political Action Committee(PAC)?

PAC, is a committee which collects voluntary contributions from members of a group(NRLCA).It distributes funds to candidates for federal offices and makes a report on its activities. (NRLCA).PAC is important because it accumulates small contributions into a central account so that larger contributions can be made to a candidate for Congress. Therefore, each contribution has increased importance to the candidate.

Why is PAC important?

Our PAC is a lobbying tool. It is something which is of assistance to the National Office in working for legislation which helps rural carriers and against legislation that may be detrimental to rural carriers.

Who does the NRLCA-PAC support?

The NRLCA-PAC plays a key role in representing our interests on Capitol Hill by supporting key Senators and Representatives. NRLCA-PAC financially supports:

*Members who are friendly to our positions
*Legislators who serve on committees with jurisdiction over issues important to NRLCA
*Congressional candidates who could support our causes, if elected

The money contributed to NRLCA-PAC aids in each Member's election campaign committee. Campaigns, in turn, use the money to send mass mailings, purchased TV and radio ads, fund "Get Out The Vote" efforts, and support their colleague's campaign efforts.

Why Give to PAC?

The NRLCA-PAC helps make the lives of Rural Letter Carriers better. In the past, PAC contributions successfully aided in the defeat of efforts to restrict collective bargaining, made sure single piece parcels remained in the market dominant category, and scuttled anti-labor amendments. In order to ensure that our voices are heard from now through the next election, NRLCA-PAC must begin preparing now. If you are already a PAC member, thank you for your contribution and please keep contributing.

If you are not yet a PAC member and would like to be, or would like more information on PAC, please feel free to contact your local RCP

How Can I Contribute to PAC?

The following are ways to contribute to the NRLCA-PAC:

PAC Withholding or EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)
Become a supporting member of the NRLCA-PAC by signing up for Withholding or EFT!

Both of these donation methods provide an easy way to automatically contribute to PAC each month. Additionally, by knowing how many contributions are coming in advance, Withholding and EFT donations provide an invaluable guideline for the Governmental Affairs Department when budgeting for campaign donations. You can choose to donate as much as you would like, while continuing to donate at local and state meetings.

PAC Withholding Withholding deducts donations from each paycheck, using a payroll allotment through the PostalEase system. This is a bi-weekly contribution and is available to all active NRLCA members.

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) uses a checking account to make a once monthly donation to the PAC. This option is much like using a debit card at the store and will be deducted from your account on the 5th of each month. All you need to sign up is a voided check (no business or farm account checks can be accepted). EFT is available to all active and retired members. Credit Card Donations PAC Chairs, Co-Chairs, and Regional Committee Persons (RCPs) will be able to collect credit card donations.