VALA PAC

WHAT IS THE VALA PAC?

The VALA PAC is the acronym for the Virginia Assisted Living Association Political Action Committee. PACs are used to raise money for specific industries & populations to make monetary contributions to candidates for public offices. All contributions received by the VALA PAC are combined and used to make donations to candidates who are supportive of the assisted living industry. 

In addition to making monetary donations to candidates, the VALA PAC actively lobbies to pass positive legislation for the assisted living industry and to block legislation that would be harmful to the assisted living industry. Maintaining active communication with Virginia's legislators empowers VALA to be included in important discussions and decisions that pertain to the assisted living industry. 

In order to be the most effective, we need advocates in the legislature, and in order to get AL advocates into the General Assembly, they need our support. While lobbying and campaign donations sound like dirty words after many stories of misuse, money is the lifeblood of any candidate's campaign. This is how they buy the advertising to get their message out, and getting their message heard is how they get elected. 

HOW CAN YOU HELP THE VALA PAC? 

The VALA PAC asks that each assisted living facility to contribute a minimum of $250 to this important effort. All checks should be made payable to 'VALA PAC' and mailed to VALA PAC, PO Box 71266, Henrico, VA 23255. Please include a business card with your donation or provide us with your name, mailing address, and phone number to satisfy reporting requirements by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

RESTRICTIONS TO DONATING TO A PAC IN VIRGINIA

  • Donations must be made voluntarily.
  • Donations are NOT tax-deductible.
  • Donations may be made by individuals, corporations, unions, associations, or partnerships.
  • Donations received WILL be reported to the Commonwealth of Virginia.


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CHECK OUT THE ASSISTED LIVING CAREER CENTER

The VALA Career Center exists as an additional benefit for assisted living providers to seek qualified candidates for all positions relative to operating an assisted living community in Virginia. Positions that are posted may include those for administrators, executive directors, nurses, medication aides, maintenance staff, accounting managers, dietary staff, etc. Send in your job announcements today!