New Jersey Optometric Political Action Committee

November 17, 2023
We are grateful for the generosity of all the individuals who support and make New Jersey Optometric Political Action Committee, Inc. contributions!
New Jersey Optometric Political Action Committee

 Your PAC contribution will help us continue to support New Jersey candidates who are champions for Optometry and the patients you serve. We’re counting on you to step up for the profession. Make a contribution today!

Below are two easy way to contribute - recurring or one time contributions!

  1. NJSOP Members - Enroll in the Recurring Monthly Auto PAC Program. Set it and forget it! Use this form to enroll -  PAC Contribution Form . Please be sure to fully complete the form and mail to 4 AAA Drive, Suite 204, Hamilton, NJ 08691.

    Early Bird Discount -  Any member enrolling by January 31 in the monthly auto PAC program at the Patron Level of $100 per month (or higher) will receive the benefit of a 25% deduction on all in-person NJSOP sponsored continued education events.
  2. Make a one-time PAC Contribution. For those interested in giving when they are able. Donate directly by credit card here. If you would like to mail in a check or credit card information, use the PAC Contribution Form. Please be sure to fully complete the form and mail to 4 AAA Drive, Suite 204, Hamilton, NJ 08691..* 

*If you decide to use the QR code on the form to make a direct credit card payment, there is no need to fill out or send in the form.

Any member interested in getting more involved, please contact Keira Boertzel-Smith

 


Disclaimer

The New Jersey Optometric Political Action Committee, Inc. (“PAC”) is registered with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) as a continuing political action committee.  The PAC is organized and operated to accept and receive voluntary political contributions from persons, firms, or corporations that may wish to contribute to the PAC in accordance with New Jersey law. The PAC will expend those funds to support those gubernatorial, legislative, county or local candidates, party committees and other political recipients that are committed to supporting the practice of optometry and that are properly registered with and regularly report to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission. 

PAC contributions are completely voluntary. No PAC contribution is solicited or secured by a promise of benefit, job discrimination, financial reprisal or threat thereof, as a condition of employment, or obtained in any commercial transaction. Contributions or gifts to NJSOP’s PAC (ID# 22-2429210) are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or business expenses for state or federal income tax purposes.

The maximum allowable contribution to the NJSOP PAC is $14,400 per calendar year. Thus, under no circumstances will the PAC accept a contribution based on the above allocation (or otherwise) in excess of the $14,400 per calendar year limit. Contributions drawn upon a partnership or limited liability company account are attributable to the individual partner/member who signs the contribution check unless written instructions concerning the allocation of the contribution are provided with a signed acknowledgement by each partner/member to whom the contribution is attributable.

 


New Jersey Optometry Political Action Committee Contributions FAQs

What is the maximum I can contribute to the PAC as an individual OD?
The maximum allowable contribution is $14,400 per calendar year. Thus, under no circumstances will the PAC accept a contribution based on the above allocation (or otherwise) in excess of the $14,400 per calendar year limit.

Can I contribute to the PAC as an individual OD using a partnership or limited liability company account?
Yes, contributions drawn upon a partnership or limited liability company account are attributable to the individual partner/member who signs the contribution check unless written instructions concerning the allocation of the contribution are provided with a signed acknowledgement by each partner/member to whom the contribution is attributable.  The contribution drawn upon the LLC or partnership account is treated as individual contribution by the member or partner who signs the contribution check.

Can I contribute to the PAC as an individual OD using a professional corporation, C corporation or S corporation account?
No, a contribution using a professional corporation, C corporation or S corporation account will count as a corporation/entity contribution. If the company is organized as a corporation (professional corporation, C corporation or S corporation) then the corporation may contribute up to a set amount per calendar year. Each individual OD associated with the corporation may also personally contribute up to $14,400 per calendar year to the PAC via a personal check or credit card.

What is the maximum an individual OD or corporation can contribute directly to an individual candidate outside of the PAC contribution? Visit the NJ Election Law Enforcement Commission Contribution Limits Chart to find individual limits.

These FAQs are for informational purposes only and not intended as legal or other financial expert advice. Consult with your financial advisors to learn more about political contributions.




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As an NJSOP/AOA member, you'll be supporting advocacy efforts that help advance and protect the profession. Plus, you'll get access to exclusive continuing education programs and clinical resources.

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