American Dental Political Action Committee
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On behalf of the American Dental Political Action Committee (ADPAC), I am pleased to welcome you to the new ADPAC homepage.
ADPAC is committed to providing complete transparency to our members regarding PAC financial information, activities and accomplishments.
ADPAC gives dentists a voice in the public policy arena on behalf of your practice, patients and profession, and is our most powerful resource to make a difference in Washington.
This website allows you to see many different aspects of ADPAC and why we need your participation and commitment. The ADPAC Board has set a goal of continuing our growth to increase membership participation by 25 percent and receipts by 15 percent, working toward our overall goal of being the largest health care PAC in the U.S.
Contribute Directly to the Campaigns of ADPAC Supported Candidates
In the 2014 election cycle, ADA dentists rallied around their fellow colleagues who were running for U.S. Congress. Dentists raised an impressive amount for U.S. Representatives Mike Simpson, DMD (ID-02), Paul Gosar, DDS (AZ-04) and Brian Babin, DDS (TX-36).
Learn more about our candidates
Contribute to these campaigns
If you have any questions or would like additional information regarding ADPAC, please contact Sarah Milligan, ADPAC Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.789.5171.
ADPAC gives dentists One Voice United in Washington, D.C. Thank you for your continued support, allowing us to continue promoting growth and preserving the future of dentistry.
Dr. Bruce Hutchison
ADPAC Political Education Series
The Political Education series is designed to tell you all there is to know about PAC's, their functions, the importance PAC's plays for an association, and their effect on the political process.
How does ADPAC use Non-Federal Funds
The rise of organizations like 527 Committees, 501(c)4 organizations and Super PACs has created a political finance arms race. These organizations may raise and spend unlimited funds from any source in pursuit of independent political activities such as advertising to persuade voters to support or oppose candidates for office.
Past Political Education Pieces
Part 1: Political Action Committees, Why Associations Have Them
Part 2: American Dental Association Political Action Committee
Part 3: What is Soft Money?
Part 4: Super PACs, 527s and 501 (c)4s
ADPAC is a federally registered political committee and the contributions it receives are used to support federal candidates and committees. Contributions to ADPAC are voluntary and any person has the right to refuse to contribute without reprisal. The contribution guidelines are merely suggestions and a person may contribute more, less or not at all without concern of favor or disadvantage by the ADA. Corporate donations will not be used by ADPAC for contributions but will be used exclusively to pay for the administrative and operating expenses for ADPAC or related political activity. Contributions are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal tax purposes. Federal law requires ADPAC to request the name, address, occupation, and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) in a calendar year. If you need additional information, please contact us at 202.898.2424 or email@example.com.