INVESTIGATIVE AND SECURITY PROFESSIONALS FOR LEGISLATIVE ACTION (ISPLA) administers a voluntary non-partisan political action committee (PAC) committed to improving and protecting the private investigative and security profession in the United States. Banding together as an industry, we make a united effort to obtain better government through education and political action.
THE PURPOSES OF ISPLA-PAC ARE:
1. To promote and strive for the improvement of government by encouraging and stimulating members of the industry, and others, to take a more active and effective part in state and federal governmental affairs.
2. To encourage members of the investigative and security community, and others, to understand the nature and actions of their government.
3. To assist members of the industry, and others, to organize themselves for more effective political action.
4. To finance political efforts supporting state and federal legislative and constitutional officeholders, and candidates that benefit the public by improving and protecting our industry.
WHY SUPPORT ISPLA-PAC? There is an urgent need to establish and maintain our industry as a strong, concerned and active political force. When you support ISPLA-PAC, you help assure your industry's involvement in the decision-making process. The quality and nature of laws, rules and regulations affecting your business and your pocketbook are determined by elected officials. Your voluntary PAC contributions through ISPLA membership, when combined with many others, can affect who is elected - who will write the laws and enforce regulations.
ISPLA-PAC’S CANDIDATES, who demonstrate a realistic approach to solving the problems of our industry and its related businesses, will receive our financial support.
ISPLA-PAC’s primary financial support is given to federal legislative candidates.
THERE IS STRENGTH IN NUMBERS! A contribution from ISPLA-PAC speaks for our industry. Elected officials seldom overlook a large, well-informed constituency.
WHO ADMINISTERS ISPLA-PAC? An Executive Committee, consisting of industry representatives, has supervision of and control over the activities and funds of the PAC.
HOW ARE ISPLA-PAC FUNDS USED? Contributions received by ISPLA-PAC are used for support of candidates, political information and education services, and operational expenses of the political action committee.
WHEN SELECTING CANDIDATES FOR ENDORSEMENT AND/OR FINANCIAL SUPPORT, WHAT CRITERIA IS TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION? ISPLA-PAC may consider:
- Candidate profile and background
- Dynamics of political race
- Leadership position in political party
- Political potential
- Leadership position in the Legislature
- Committee assignments/chairmanships
- Sponsorship or co-sponsorship of key bills
- Voting records on issues of concern to Investigative and Security Professionals
- Working relationships with Investigative and Security constituents
- Lobbyist and other governmental affairs recommendations
WHO MAY CONTRIBUTE TO OUR PAC? ISPLA-PAC can only receive Individual contributions. Corporate contributions are prohibited.
ARE CONTRIBUTIONS DEDUCTIBLE?
Contributions to the ISPLA-PAC are not tax deductible.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS? Investigative and Security professionals access personal information on a daily basis. Limiting access to social security numbers, outsourcing personal information, preventing caller ID spoofing are only the tip of the iceberg. It has become clear that legislation can make or break a situation. When Investigative and Security professionals contribute to ISPLA-PAC, they are supporting candidates who have been endorsed by the PAC because of their stand on issues important to the profession. The support is given regardless of political affiliation, and instead focuses on improving our industry.
TO CONTRIBUTE TO ISPLA-PAC: You may use your PERSONAL credit card or check only.
Or send your PERSONAL check made out to ISPLA-PAC to the following address:
235 N. Pine Street
Lansing MI 48933
***Federal law requires us to use our best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and name of employer of individuals whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.
By making a donation you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old and making this contribution on a personal credit or debit card with your own personal funds – not those of another person or entity – and you meet the eligibility requirements that you are not a foreign national and are not a federal contractor.