ALA Political Action Committee (ALA-PAC)

The ALA Political Action Committee (ALA-PAC) serves as an effective and beneficial entity for the industry by placing the ALA in an influential position within Washington, D.C.

Money raised for the ALA-PAC goes toward targeted campaign contributions to members of Congress positioned to support the lighting industry. A small balance is retained in the PAC fund in the event an issue develops requiring some sort of action.

Current lighting industry "champions" and contributions received from the ALA-PAC in 2013:

  • Sen. Mary Landrieu-$2,500 (D-La.)
  • Senator Rob Portman-$2,500 (R-Ohio)
  • Sen. Mark Pryor-$2,500 (D-Ark.)
  • Sen. Jim Risch-$2,500 (R-Idaho)
  • Rep. Joe Barton-$2,500 (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Mike Doyle-$2,000 (D-Pa.)
  • Rep. Pete Sessions-$5,000 (R-Texas)
  • Rep. Fred Upton-$3,000 (R-Mich.)
  • Rep. Henry Waxman-$3,000 (D-Calif.)

PAC champions have assisted the ALA in several legislative issues in recent years, including energy efficiency/incandescent bulb restrictions; removal of anti-trust immunity from the National Classification Committee by the Surface Transportation Board; and the pursuit of association health plans.

The ALA-PAC is supplemental to, yet separate from, the Government Affairs Committee. All activities of the ALA PAC are transparent, and all funds raised for PAC contributions are segregated in a separate bank account.

If you are interested in contributing to the PAC you must first sign and return a Permission to Contact form. The law requires all businesses to have signed permission from an individual before contacting that person to request support.

To learn more about the ALA's government affairs efforts and PAC, please contact ALA President, Dick Upton, at 800-605-4448, ext. 225, or dupton@americanlightingassoc.com.