A fund to support a legislative/public information campaign on issues that affect the bowling industry. This is BPAA's Political Action Committee, a political fund created by the voluntary donations of BPAA members and friends, and used to support federal candidates who support bowling and the interests of our members.
Dear BPAA Member:
The past few years have posed significant challenges for bowling center owners and operators. Even though the economy is slowly rebounding (in some areas more quickly than others), lawmakers are still complicating the recovery by introducing new proposals that affect your business:
In many cases, any one change in law or policy can be managed. But the industry may soon face a situation where so many anti-business proposals could be introduced in a two-year time frame that it will be difficult for the business community to hold back the landslide.
Those of us on the Legislative Committee are working to manage these issues on behalf of the entire membership. But we need your help to stem the tide of regulations. One of the more effective ways to manage these issues is to make sure that the people who get elected to Congress do not propose these ideas in the first place!
In the 2014 elections, BPAA's political action committee supported eleven winning Senate candidates, candidates who were business-minded. That will help prevent some of the legislation listed above from being enacted, but the makeup of the Senate could easily change in 2016. The industry needs to prepare today in order to make a similar impact 18 months from now.
By sending just a small contribution this year, you could help this industry have an impact in the next election. Imagine what would happen if every BPAA member contributed $50 to$100…that would translate to between $150,000 and $300,000 to help candidates who are in tight races.
Even a portion of that would make a huge impact!
If you are in business today, reality is that you must care about the political process. And there is no more important time to care than this election. Please consider contributing to BPAC before the election to help protect the health of the bowling industry and the health of your business.
Yours in Bowling,
Legislative Committee, Chair
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