Test Your Knowledge about the PAC Today!

Test Your Knowledge about the PAC Today!

Do you know what a Political Action Committee (PAC) is?

A PAC is a person or group other than a candidate, party, candidate committee or party committee that makes contributions, expenditures or electioneering communications supporting or opposing candidates for public office. (1) A PAC typically represents a group of like-minded people that supports candidates who support that group’s political positions and ideals.

Do you know when PACs began?

The very first political action committee (PAC) was formed in the 1940s by the Congress of Industrial Organizations. Their purpose was to re-elect President Franklin D. Roosevelt to office. Since that time, PACs have become an integral component for both campaign fundraising and advocacy efforts.2


Do you know what types of entities have a PAC?

Everyone! In today’s political climate you can find a Political Action Committee associated with just about every type of entity and industry.

Do you know how much money the insurance industry contributed to political campaigns during the 2018 election cycle?

In the 2018 election cycle, the insurance industry made contributions of over $3.3 million in Illinois alone.3

Do you know that you have a PAC working for you?

The Illinois Chiropractic Society Political Action Committee (ILChiro PAC) is the political voice of the Illinois Chiropractic Society. The ILChiro PAC works for you every day!

Do you know the purpose of the ILChiro PAC is to help elect supporters of chiropractic?

The ILChiro PAC allows us to provide financial help to elect both challengers and incumbent state lawmakers who support the chiropractic profession and philosophy.

Do you know how the ILChiro PAC is funded?

The ILChiro PAC is funded by donations from chiropractic physicians around Illinois. Without the support of generous donors, like you, the ILChiro PAC would not be able to fulfill its purpose.

Do you know that you can donate to the ILChiro PAC in TWO different ways?

Donors have the choice to either set up a recurring monthly donation or just make a one-time donation, whichever is easier for you!

Do you know that we recognize certain donor levels in the IL Practice EDGE?

Donors at the Ally Level ($200+), Advocate ($360+), Champion ($600+), and Crusader ($1200+) all receive special recognition in the IL Practice Edge.

Do you know that if you donate to the ILChiro PAC you could WIN A PRIZE?

The 2019 PAC Raffle is under way! By donating to the PAC, you could win one of the following prizes at the events below:

Heartland Symposium (April 13th): Facebook Portal OR a Smart Water Bottle

Chicago National Convention (October 12th): iPad, Smart Water Bottle, OR a Framed Proclamation signed by the Governor

Please note: Illinois Chiropractic Society Political Action Committee (ILChiro PAC) contributions are reported to the State Board of Elections. A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. Contributions to the ILChiro PAC are not deductible for federal or state income tax purposes.

  1. A Guide to Campaign Disclosure, Illinois State Board of Elections, Online. Accessed 3/5/2019. https://www.elections.il.gov/Downloads/CampaignDisclosure/PDF/CampDiscGuide.pdf
  2. Leavy, Michael. “Political Action Committee.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Online. Accessed 3/5/2019. https://www.britannica.com/topic/political-action-committee
  3. Follow the Money.org. “Election Overview”. Date Accessed: 3/5/2019. https://www.followthemoney.org/tools/election-overview?s=IL&y=2018

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