About the LeadingAge California PAC
The LeadingAge California PAC was created in 2014 and supports candidates seeking public office that support nonprofit housing, care and services providers and the older Californians they serve. Our top priorities for 2017:
1. Protect the nonprofit status of LeadingAge California members
2. Promote thoughtful and effective oversight of the state’s assisted living communities
3. Defend against excessive barriers to providing innovative quality care in the state’s nursing homes
4. Promote public policy to establish and fund a permanent source for the development of senior housing in California
5. Remove barriers and foster discussion of a nation-wide approach for financing long-term services and supports for all Californians.
By contributing to the LeadingAge California PAC you will be working to promote the nonprofit voice in the state Capitol. Please consider making a donation in whatever amount most appropriate for you and your budget today!
PAC Recognition Levels:
Recognition at the platinum level would include a 2-year listing as a diamond member with a gold or above donation on the second year; Platinum members receive all invitations to dinners and PAC events and the association’s policy summit and annual conference. Platinum contributors receive automatic participation in PAC promotions.
The gold level includes recognition on the association’s newsletters, website, and PAC events.
The silver level includes recognition on the association’s newsletters, website, and PAC events.
The bronze level includes recognition on the association’s newsletters, website, and PAC events.
Frequently Asked Questions
A “Political Action Committee” or PAC is the term used to describe an organization established to raise funds and make contributions to candidates or ballot measure committees. The LeadingAge California PAC is subject to the provisions of the Political Reform Act of 1974 and is under the supervision of the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).
A. No, the Internal Revenue Code includes an absolute prohibition on directly (or indirectly) participating in or intervening in any political campaign on or behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. (See IRS) However, these restrictions do not apply to employees of 501(c)(3) organizations acting in their individual capacity. According to the IRS, the political campaign intervention prohibition is not intended to restrict free expression on political matters by leaders of organizations speaking for themselves as individuals. (See IRS FS-2006-17 and IR-2006-36) Personal contributions to political action committees are allowed. Additionally, any for-profit organization regardless of its affiliation with a nonprofit corporation may contribute to a California political action committee (e.g., a members’ for profit subsidiary or related company).
A. As the only political action committee in Sacramento representing nonprofits and the continuum of care, your contribution will help ensure that LeadingAge California members are visible and clearly heard among lawmakers. The LeadingAge California PAC is a crucial component of the association’s advocacy effort and will help to advance a public policy agenda that places nonprofit providers on the forefront of the increasingly complex political environment.
A. Your contribution will be used to support candidates identified by the PAC Board whose philosophies and approach to governance will be supportive to non-profit senior living and services providers.
A. Depending on your level of contribution, you will be identified in the association’s magazine, website, and electronic newsletter as a supporter of the PAC and the work of your peers. See the LeadingAge California website for detailed information on contribution and recognition levels.
A. Yes! Please use the downloadable contribution form or donate online using the links below.
A. Yes, a PAC may only accept up to $7,000 per year per donor.
A. The LeadingAge California PAC’s success depends on the continuous generosity of its donors. The more contributions, the stronger the PAC and more effective we are in Sacramento. In order to be effective, we must continually maintain our contacts, reach out to new candidates, and provide constant education on our issues. One-time contributions are greatly appreciated, but not enough to ensure strong relationships with our elected officials. We encourage our individual members to give when they can and in amounts that fit their budget. All donations are voluntary.
A. The LeadingAge California PAC is overseen by committee members which is in turn overseen by the LeadingAge California Executive Committee.
A. Yes. Currently, the following affiliates have political action committees: LeadingAge Illinois, LeadingAge Indiana, LeadingAge Michigan, LeadingAge Missouri, LeadingAge New York, LeadingAge Ohio, LeadingAge Oregon, and LeadingAge South Dakota.
Make a contribution online OR Download the contribution form.
Print and send check payable to:
LeadingAge California PAC
1315 I Street, Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95814
CA ID# 1371227