About Our PAC
The National Committee’s Political Action Committee (PAC) is an influential, member-supported arm of the organization. For more than 30 years, the PAC has endorsed and/or provided financial support to more than one-thousand candidates, incumbents or challengers in House and Senate races for the general election cycles.
Any Democratic, Republican or Independent candidate who is seeking an endorsement or support from the National Committee PAC is asked to complete an NCPSSM candidate questionnaire and meet with the PAC interview team. An invitation to meet with the PAC is always extended to the opponent. The PAC Board, comprised of two members of the Board of Directors, the President/CEO, the PAC Director and Government Relations and Policy Director, meets weekly to review all requests for endorsements or financial support. Members of the PAC will often participate in endorsement events for candidates and incumbents in their home states/districts.
The National Committee PAC also prepares a voting guide exclusively for its members to provide them with an accurate scorecard for how their Senators and Representative voted on seniors’ issues during the most recent legislative session.
Only current NCPSSM members may contribute directly to the PAC.
2020 Election News
While the issues of health care reform and lowering prescription drug prices have been receiving their due consideration in many campaign events and related media coverage, Social Security, an equally important program for workers, retirees, the disabled and their families, has not yet been afforded the same level of attention from candidates.
Democrats will find themselves on defense in dozens of districts the party captured in 2018, including 31 districts President Trump won in 2016. Already, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has identified 36 members for its Frontline program, which protects endangered incumbents.
Is Social Security a vitally important American program? Yes. Does it deserve to be the focus of at least one meaningful question to be included during the next Democratic Presidential Primary Debate this month? Absolutely. Here’s what I’d like to suggest:
Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Friday released a multifaceted plan to improve care for seniors — including lowering prescription drug costs, strengthening retirement funds and Social Security benefits.
Presidential hopefuls will flock to Houston in September for the third Democratic debate, party officials announced Tuesday. ABC News will host the political back-and-forth on Sept. 12 and Sept. 13. A second broadcast will be through Univision with a Spanish translation, the network said.
The candidates with the highest polling averages will stand side-by-side at the NBC-sponsored face-off on June 26 and 27.The 10 participants for each night were selected in a drawing at NBC News’ headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza on Friday. The podium placements were based on each of the candidates’ qualifying public polling through Wednesday, June 12. The placements started with top polling candidates beginning at the center positions, with lower polling contenders being placed closer to the edges of the stage.
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