November 2019 Volume LIV Number 6

 
 
 
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PAC Corner

November 2019 Volume LIV Number 6

The purpose of the AAPD PAC is to provide financial support to candidates for federal office who have demonstrated a serious commitment to those issues of importance to AAPD and the improved oral health of children. Contributions to the AAPD PAC are voluntary.
 
The giving amounts listed are merely suggestions. Members are free to contribute more, less, or nothing at all without reprisal. All PAC contributions will be screened and any from persons outside of the restricted class (i.e., non-U.S. citizens, or individuals who are not members or staff of AAPD) will be returned.
 
It’s District Competition Time
 
Again this year, the AAPD PAC is instituting a competition among the five AAPD districts to determine for each calen-  dar year which district is the top AAPD PAC supporter in terms of  number of  contributors and total hard dollars raised.*  The standings below are as of  Oct. 31, 2019, indicating that the Southeastern district is currently in the lead for number of contributors, but the NorthCentral district is in the lead in terms of  total hard dollars. Note that in 2018 the Southeastern District had the largest number of  contributors and the highest average contributions, while the NorthCentral district contrib- uted the most in hard dollars.
 
Thanks to the many of  you that have already supported the AAPD PAC via the voluntary PAC contribution ""check-off on your 2019-20 dues statement.
 
If  you have not yet given this year, we need your support. The voluntary recommended support level for new dentists is only $100. If  you have been a regular PAC contributor at recommended level of  $250, why not jump up to the next level of support such as Cabinet ($500-999) or Patriot ($1000 and above)?
 
With an increase in your level of  support, the AAPD PAC can achieve even greater success. You can contribute online at:
https://www.aapd.org/advocacy/pac_contributions/."
 
*Remember that if  you want your dollars applied directly to candidate support, please make your PAC contribution via a personal credit card or check. Such support counts as "hard dollars’ for a PAC. Contributions from a corporate account must be applied to "soft dollars", which can be used for PAC administrative and related advocacy expenses but not direct candidate support. Contributions to the AAPD PAC are not tax deductible.
 
For further information about the AAPD PAC, please contact PAC Secretary C. Scott Litch at (312) 337-2169, ext. 29, or slitch@aapd.org.
 
Warren A. Brill
"PAC Steering Committee Chair"

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