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Contributions to DEAC sought

November 16, 2010

Less than six months before the biennial federal elections, contributions to the Dealers Election Action Committee among dealers defined by the NADA as Metro Chicago have reached 10 percent of the $28,500 goal for 2008.

The NADA identifies Metro Chicago dealers as those in Cook, Lake and DuPage Counties. Illinois dealers, who the NADA defines as those in the state’s 99 other counties, are at 17 percent of their $43,500 goal. DEAC is the NADA’s political action committee.

DEAC is a dealer’s only true voice in Washington, D.C., and it needs support to retain its powerful presence. DEAC is one of the top-five PACs in the nation in terms of its support of candidates running for the U.S. House and Senate and thus, gives all dealers a good bit of recognition from members of Congress.

Contributions to DEAC pay for themselves many times over in the form of better, fairer government on the federal level. Think of DEAC as political insurance: Contribute now, or pay 10 times that amount later in the form of higher taxes, excessive regulations and mandated employee benefits.

NADA is requesting that a dealer or Authorized Representative of each member dealership sign a Federal Compliance Form for DEAC. The form is included in the print edition of this newsletter, and completed forms can be faxed to NADA/DEAC. Federal election laws require signed permission prior to a solicitation being sent by a trade association PAC with corporate members.

Signing the form does not obligate anyone to make a future donation but simply enables DEAC to add dealerships to its mailing list. Questions about the compliance form can be directed to DEAC at 877-501-3322.