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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked AAHOAPAC Questions

Q: What is a PAC?

A: PAC stands for Political Action Committee. A PAC is formed for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect, or defeat candidates. PACs usually form to represent certain interests – such as business, labor or ideological.

Q: How much can I give to AAHOA PAC?

A: Per calendar year, you are allowed to give up to $5000 as defined by the FEC.

Q: Why should I give to AAHOA PAC?

A:  Through donating to AAHOA PAC, you will play a part in forging relationships with legislators who oversee legislation and regulations impacting hoteliers.

Q: Who makes the decisions? Can I have a say in which candidate my contribution goes towards?

A: The Government Affairs Committee, supported by AAHOA Government Affairs Staff oversees donations from AAHOAPAC. If you would like to suggest a legislator that you would like to see supported by AAHOAPAC, please email Jordan@aahoa.com.  

Q: I am a Democrat/Republican. Does AAHOA PAC only give to one party? Can I have a say in which candidate my contribution goes towards?

A: AAHOAPAC was formed to impact public policy affecting the small business community, specifically the hospitality industry.  As a result, AAHOAPAC makes donation to legislators on both sides of the aisle that are on relevant committees, in leadership positions, or influencing policy that would make a difference for our members. In 2014, AAHOA PAC donated roughly 60% to Republican Candidates and 40% to Democratic Candidates.

Q: I would like to make sure my donation goes only towards a contribution to a candidate from the state where I reside. Is that possible?

As previously mentioned, AAHOAPAC makes donations to legislators that are on relevant committees, in leadership positions or influencing policy that would make a difference to our members. If you would like to suggest a legislator from your home state that you believe AAHOAPAC should support, please email Jordan@aahoa.com.

Q: Where can I donate?

A: Please contact AAHOAPAC Manager, Jordan Heiliczer at Jordan@aahoa.com.