What is a PAC?
A political action committee (PAC) is a type of political committee organized to elect candidates who share your views and concerns. PACs are used today by thousands of organizations across the nation to distribute funds to political candidates for office.
HCA PAC Background
In 2009 the HCA Board of Directors formed the HCA PAC to offer a means for HCA members and individuals concerned with the challenges confronting home care to support worthy candidates for state elected office.
A strong political action committee is a useful advocacy tool that can help the home care community have a strong voice in public policy efforts. HCA’s PAC will help continue HCA’s strong presence in advocating at the state level for your interests.
Who Can Contribute to the HCA PAC?
Voluntary contributions may be accepted from any U.S. citizen and for-profit corporations. Contributions from tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporations cannot be accepted. Any eligible corporation is limited by NYS law to contributing no more than $5,000 for all political activity during a calendar year; all employees of HCA’s member organizations can contribute to the HCA PAC.
Participation in the HCA PAC is voluntary and contributions are not tax-deductible.
Contributing to the HCA PAC
Contributions to the HCA PAC are dedicated to helping elect lawmakers that care about preserving and protecting the home care safety net in New York State. By collectively pooling our resources, home care’s message can be clearly heard by policymakers in Albany.
Does it Make a Difference?
Your participation in the HCA PAC produces real political power. Protecting home care providers and the patients and families we serve cannot be done without commitment. When you and your home care colleagues contribute to the HCA PAC, it reinforces and reminds lawmakers of the importance of home care.
How Much Should I Contribute?
Any amount is welcome. If contributions are made by individuals from each HCA provider agency member in the state, the HCA PAC would be hugely successful.
Every contribution is meaningful, needed and very much appreciated
How Can I Contribute?
You can send a check to HCA along with the PDF contribution form here or use PayPal by clicking the “Donate” button below.
Refer a Friend and Get Recognition with a “SHOUT OUT” in our Newsletter
All NEW: HCA is offering a chance to get recognized in our newsletter if you donate and encourage a colleague to do so. Those who give a donation of $100 or more – and encourage a colleague to do the same – will get a special Thank You in our weekly newsletter, The Situation Report. Complete the PAC donation form here and use the box at the bottom left of this form to identify someone who encouraged you to donate, so we can recognize him or her. If you have any questions, just contact HCA’s Jenny Kerbein at firstname.lastname@example.org.