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1 Copyright © 2011 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. PAC Unpacked: Understanding the Importance of SNA’s Political Action Committee

2 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Learning Objectives Understand the importance of PAC Know how donations are collected Understand donation distribution Increase state and local participation

3 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)? A political action committee supports an organization's political goals by collecting money from people who share those goals and making contributions to political candidates who support those goals.

4 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. PAC and the Legislative Process SNA PAC helps to support SNA’s legislative goals by keeping the conversation going on Capitol Hill Contributions are voted on by the PAC Board Key staff attend receptions for Congressional members

5 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. How Do We Determine Targets for Contributions House Education and Workforce Committee House / Senate Agriculture Committees House / Senate Appropriations Committees Bi-partisan in nature

6 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Why it Matters? Continues to keep SNA priorities in the forefront, throughout the year, beyond LAC Works in conjunction with Action Alerts and other grassroots advocacy Builds relationships with Members of Congress SNA presence on Child Nutrition Issues

7 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Membership Participation Ambassador Statesman Patriot

8 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Ways SNA Collects State Contest States by Division Box Check on Renewal Form Members can donate online Conferences

9 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Some Things to Remember Announce and promote the Collection for PAC Only members can Contribute No Corporations can Contribute Only cashier checks or money orders are accepted from State Affiliates

10 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. State Affiliate Contribution Limits A state collection can be a contribution that is an anonymous collection Attribute if an individual gives over $200

11 Copyright © 2014 School Nutrition Association. All Rights Reserved. Questions?? Contact Info: Sarah Murphy, MS


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