So, You Want to Start a PAC? Moderator: Rob Clapper, President and CEO, Prince William (VA) Chamber of Commerce Speakers: Matt Davis, Vice President, Government Affairs, Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber; Nick Doctor, Director, Government Affairs and Public Policy, Tulsa Regional Chamber; Mark VanLandingham, Vice President of Government Relations, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce
Where to Start • Why start a PAC in the first place? • Is a PAC right for you? • Why a PAC was right for us • What research should you do before you get in too deep?
Selling the Board & Fundraising • Where to start? • What should you ask of your board? • Will you lean heavily on your board to fund the PAC?
Issue Selection • Endorsing Issues? • Endorsing Candidates? • Both?
Roll Out Process • Discussing your PAC with elected officials • Communicating with the media • Rolling out to your general membership
THANK YOU! • Matt Davis email@example.com • Nick Doctor firstname.lastname@example.org • Mark VanLandingham email@example.com • Rob Clapper firstname.lastname@example.org