What Is NAAPAC and Why Should I Care?
What Is NAAPAC
If you are in housing, you are in politics. From fair housing to flood insurance, energy to the environment, the 535 members of the US Senate and House of Representatives play a huge role in shaping the policy and economic climate for the apartment housing industry.
It takes not only the collective power of the NAA, but also the work of individuals at the grassroots level to make sure we, as an industry, are at the table and not "on the menu" when important policy decisions are made.
NAAPAC is the bi-partisan political action committee that supports Congressional candidates who represent good government and understand the needs and concerns of the apartment housing industry.
NAA is prohibited from using general account funds such as membership dues or other revenue to contribute to federal elections. That means NAAPAC, by pooling the individual contributions of NAA and affiliate members, is the only vehicle through which NAA and its members may participate in the political process. NAAPAC may only accept personal contributions from members of the NAA and its affiliates.
Any funds collected are disbursed directly to the campaign of a candidate or incumbent member of Congress. This “hard money” donation is heavily regulated and monitored by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Why Should I Care?
NAAPAC Gives YOU:
- A Seat at the Table. Would you rather be at the table, or on the menu? NAAPAC is your vehicle to support federal candidates who are open to the apartment industry's views on issues crucial to your business and the industry at large.
- Credibility. NAAPAC gives our profession political credibility. It shows that we are willing to support lawmakers who help enact policies that will allow us to keep creating quality apartment homes across America.
- Success. Growing our influence in Washington, DC, does not happen easily. It is an ongoing and long-term process that only succeeds as more and more NAA members participate. Your involvement makes NAAPAC grow in strength.