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wood packaging political action committee

The National Wooden Pallet & Container Association (PalletPAC) is an opportunity for the wood packaging sector to help elect, and re-elect pro-wood candidates.

PalletPAC is an extremely important too for our government relations and advocacy efforts in Washington and gives our industry a voice and helps advance the wooden pallet and container’s interests.

FIRST STEP IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE – PRIOR APPROVAL

Political action committees (PACs) sponsored by corporate-based trade associations, like PalletPAC, are required by federal law to obtain a corporate member company’s approval before asking eligible individuals to join or informing them about PAC-related activities. 

OUR INDUSTRY HAS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

PACs impact elections. When like-minded people demonstrate their engagement in the political process, our legislators listen. As an Association, NWPCA is prohibited from using its general treasury funds to make contributions in connection with a federal election. However, we are permitted to establish a political action committee; PalletPAC is funded solely by individual and personal contributions to support candidates.

PALLETPAC – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: What is Palletpac?

A: NWPCA's PalletPAC was established to promote NWPCA member company involvement in the political process and a forum to support candidates for U.S. Congress, and elect officials who are supportive of the wood packaging industry

Q: Who is eligible to contribute?

A: Various classes of individuals are eligible to contribute to PalletPAC. Generally, contributions may be made by members of the "restricted class." The restricted class consists of:

  • The association’s executive and administrative personnel
  • The families of the above group
  • Executive and administrative employees who are employed by the NWPCA’s member companies and have provided Prior Approval to be solicited for donations to this PAC.

Q: How is PalletPAC money spent?

A: PalletPAC funds are used solely for the purpose of supporting and contributing directly to federal candidates. PalletPAC is bipartisan and supports candidates whose positions and decisions impact the wood packaging industry. Contributions are based on:

  • Candidate support of issues important to NWPCA members;
  • Candidate’s committee assignment; and
  • Candidate’s voting record

Q: Why Should I sign a Prior Approval Form?

A: The Federal Election Commission (FEC) requires PalletPAC to obtain written approval from corporate members before it may solicit and accept contributions from employees of the member company. Granting Prior Approval does not obligate the company or its employees to support PalletPAC, but it simply gives permission to communicate in much greater detail about the PAC to certain employees. 


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