Regardless of where you stand on the 2016 presidential election, it’s more important than ever to engage in the political process that will shape the makeup of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
While InsurPac, the Big “I” political action committee (PAC), does not get involved in presidential politics, it plays a large role in other races for federal office. Independent agents can rest assured that they have a strong federal PAC tracking all 34 Senate and 435 House races this election.
So far this election cycle, InsurPac has disbursed more than $1.7 million to nearly 300 campaign committees on both sides of the aisle. The PAC has also hosted or co-hosted more than 50 fundraising events for members of Congress and candidates for federal office. InsurPac has gone to bat for members on all points of the political spectrum who share one thing in common: They support the independent agency system.
As InsurPac seeks to raise $1.1 million in 2016 and $2.1 million for the two-year election cycle, approximately 2,000 agents across the country have supported the PAC so far this year. Illinois ($42,169), North Carolina ($40,810) and Iowa ($35,180) currently lead the fundraising pack. New Hampshire has already achieved “InsurPac Eagle” status for averaging in excess of $100 donated per agency, and several states are optimistic they’ll be able to reach this milestone by year end. Achieving this goal ensures priority seating at the 2017 Legislative Conference Breakfast, the signature event of the week’s activities.
An updated list of contributors from each state is available online. For more information about InsurPac, contact Nathan Riedel, Big “I” vice president of political affairs, at 202-863-7000.