ETA | Electronic Transactions Association

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Public Policy

Thank you for your interest in ETAPAC, the political action committee of the payments industry. ETAPAC is an important tool that will allow ETA to more effectively represent your interests in Washington, DC. ETA is working hard on your behalf to explain to the US Congress why the payments industry is vital to the continued economic growth of the United States.

The Electronic Transactions Association PAC (ETAPAC) is the federally registered political action committee of the Electronic Transactions Association. ETAPAC is dedicated to supporting pro-industry candidates for the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

Give us Your Permission to Help the Payments Industry

To build your industry PAC, we need to receive your company’s authorization form. As a trade association, ETAPAC is required by Federal law to have your authorization before we ask for your financial support. This form does not obligate you to contribute to ETAPAC, but does allow us to share information on political and legislative activities

ETA OFFICE OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

Scott Talbott
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs
202.677.7403
stalbott@electran.org

PJ Hoffman
Director of Regulatory Affairs
202.677.7417
PJhoffman@electran.org

 

Rebecca Cantrell
Senior Manager, Government Affairs
202.677.7418
rcantrell@electran.org

Permission To Solicit Executives

Please click here to sign the permission form that allows us to give you information about ETAPAC. Once permission is granted, you will receive e-mail instructions on how to login to the ETAPAC website. Additionally, ETA staff will contact you to obtain a list of eligible employees that may be contacted with information about ETAPAC.

Ready To Contribute?

If you already have permission please go to the login below. If not, please click here to give ETA authorization to contact you with information about ETAPAC.

ETAPAC Member Login (for those who already have permission)

For those who are eligible to be ETAPAC contributors, we have provided a dedicated website that includes information about the PAC and links to an online contribution page.

Click here to login with your company e-mail address.

Why Should I Sign An Authorization Form?

ETAPAC ensures that ETA remains the primary voice in the electoral process by supporting candidates that understand our industry and issues. ETAPAC can directly support candidates and legislators who support your views on the issues vital to the future of your business. ETAPAC cannot accept contributions without a signed authorization form. Granting authorization allows company employees who wish to support ETAPAC the ability to do so. We need the support of ETA members to help to advance the priorities of the payments industry.

What is an Authorization Form?

Federal law mandates that we have your permission to keep you up-to-date on the ETAPAC’s programs and activities. The authorization form does not obligate you to contribute to the PAC or limit contributions you may make to candidates or party organizations. The purpose of this form is to provide the authorization required by Federal law to allow ETAPAC to include the executive personnel of member companies in the political process through personal contributions. All contributions are voluntary and the suggested amount of a contribution is only a suggestion. The amount given by the contributor, or the refusal to give, will not benefit or disadvantage the person being solicited.

Who Can Sign Authorization Forms?

Authorization can be given by any corporate representative if the member company has not given authorization to another association PAC.

How Can I Help?

Federal law requires separate and specific consent for each year. By signing for the next five years, ETAPAC will not have to send you a notice every year to update our authorization. This will make it easier for us to communicate with you about our programs and events.

AUTHORIZATION FOR SOLICITATION FORM

The ETAPAC is authorized to solicit for the years listed below. Similar authorization has not and will not be given to any other trade association PAC for any year authorized below. Federal law requires us to report the name, address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose aggregate contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.
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