That's how LCPA members describe the role of our Political Action Committee.
The last Louisiana legislative session saw numerous bills that could have adversely affected not only the profession but the public. The Political Action Committee opened the doors necessary to engage with lawmakers and express the profession’s concerns. That's why your support is crucial to getting your voice — our collective voices — heard, when and where it counts.
The PAC is SOLELY funded by individual member donations.
It’s true. And successful advocacy efforts require a variety of resources. It requires dedicated members who know the ins and outs of tax law and audit regulations, and it means maintaining good relationships with CPA-friendly legislators, which often requires financial resources. The PAC — with your support — helps to make this happen.
Check out the PAC's legislative accomplishments.
Strength in numbers.
Literally, the number of individual contributors MATTERS, so the more members who donate — in ANY amount — the stronger the PAC’s influence.
Be in that number. Contribute today.
Support the PAC
“The PAC's work is important because having a good environment for both CPAs and companies to do business in Louisiana helps us all and is the best option to move our state forward and solve the issues we face together.”
– Bob Angelico, CPA, CGMA
What is the goal of LCPA's PAC?
PAC ensures the CPA community has a voice in state government, particularly on issues affecting the profession and Louisiana’s economic vitality.
“I support the PAC because I understand how the political process impacts our everyday lives and our profession. We've worked hard to earn our CPA license and continue to work hard to prove our value — and that's worth protecting. Our PAC contribution is a small price to pay to have representation at the capitol working on our behalf. ”
– Jodi Buckner, CPA
What is the function of our PAC?
The PAC supports political candidates who value the CPA profession and ask for input on legislative and regulatory issues.
Why is the PAC important?
The more CPA-friendly political candidates elected into office, the more the CPA profession and business community will thrive in Louisiana. Additionally, LCPA has long-standing relationships with many legislators and other government officials, and the PAC helps us keep the attention of these individuals and enhances our reputation as experts who provide objective, nonpartisan advice.
Why should I contribute to the PAC?
The decisions made by our state government affect you — as a CPA, a business owner, a taxpayer. The PAC is a way for you to have a voice. Your investment helps LCPA build alliances with elected officials who directly influence legislation.
“PAC is a way for me to be involved in advocacy that not only promotes good tax legislation, but more importantly, legislation that is just plain both good and fair for citizens and businesses. By supporting the PAC, you can become an agent of change and help your peers make a positive impact on the future of our state.”
– Ralph Bender, CPA, CGMA
Do my LCPA dues fund the PAC?
No. By law, LCPA cannot use your membership dues as contributions to political candidates. CPAs must make all political contributions personally and voluntarily.
I’m a member of AICPA and already contribute to its PAC. Isn’t LCPA's PAC a duplication of efforts?
No. The AICPA’s PAC supports federal legislators and issues, not state-level. LCPA's PAC only supports state officials and issues.
What if I don’t want my money to support a particular candidate or party?
PAC is nonpartisan in its selection of candidates to support. Party label is not considered. The record, agenda, and quality of each candidate determine who receives our support.
Who’s in charge of LCPA's PAC?
You! Our PAC is a member-managed, member-driven, and member-focused political action committee. We welcome the insights and viewpoints of our members, especially with respect to candidates and issues.