Federal Managers Association
Political Action Committee (PAC)
FMA-PAC Mission Statement
FMA-PAC is dedicated to supporting champions who advocate on behalf the interests of the 200,000 managers, supervisors and executives serving in today's federal government. We work with elected officials that appreciate the hard work and dedication that Feds put in each and every day. FMA-PAC is willing to work with anyone in Congress who holds the issues of Feds in high regards and understand the Executive Branch as one of the driving forces of the greatness of our country. To set up a recurring donation to FMA-PAC, click here.
Why Should You Care?
FMA-PAC gives money for two reasons. The first reason is that some Senators and Representatives consistently give strong and enthusiastic support to feds. For example, every single year, Representative Gerry Connolly sponsors that year's FAIR Act, which consistently features a large raise for federal employees. FMA-PAC keeps Representatives who champion the interests of federal employees in Congress by giving them the money they need to compete.
The other reason is, giving to candidates who otherwise don't see eye to eye with FMA opens doors that would usually be closed. Senators and Representatives have full schedules, and given the choice of meeting with a group who donated to their reelection, or one that didn't, the choice tends to be an easy one. By opening these doors, we can get critical bipartisan support for FMA priorities that we otherwise might not have.
The bottom line - FMA members are the only people who can legally donate to FMA-PAC. Without FMA member donations, FMA-PAC would not be able to give money to campaigns, and could not exist. Without FMA-PAC, our allies would be less likely to win reelection, and we would miss out on opportunities to pass legislation like paid family leave for feds, pay raises, and other FMA priorities. Your donations make all of that happen.
How Do You Give?
You can make a one-time contribution to FMA-PAC, or a recurring donation. Recurring donations are ideal because they make it possible for FMA to plan how to make the most effective use of your contributions. The easiest way to make a recurring contribution is to set up a payroll deduction. This allows you to choose an amount, which can be as large or as small as you prefer, to be automatically deducted each pay period and donated to FMA-PAC. For the price of one cup of coffee every few weeks, you can make FMA-PAC's mission a success! To set up a payroll deduction, click here to download the form, and bring the completed form to your HR office.
What Does Your Money Buy?
FMA-PAC has been instrumental to passing key legislation. Because of it, FMA has been able to help ensure the passage of comprehensive paid family leave for feds, securing an additional twelve weeks of paid parental leave. We have won pay raises in years that would have been pay freezes, and increased the size of raises compared to what they would have been otherwise. The Wounded Warrior Federal Leave Act, written by FMA and passed using the critical tool of FMA-PAC, secured significant additional sick leave for wounded veteran feds. These are only a few of our latest accomplishments. If you'd like to learn more about some of our recent successes, click here.
Are you more interested in our present efforts and the future successes we plan to bring about with FMA-PAC? Learn more about what issues we're focused on now by checking out our issue briefs. To read the current FMA issue briefs, click here. Like what you see and want to help make it happen? There are two main ways you can help; by donating to FMA-PAC, and by sending Action Letters to your legislators. To view our Action Letters, click here.
Want To Attend a Fundraiser?
Fundraisers are the time and place where PAC money is actually given to the Representatives and Senators in question. As part of these fundraisers, attendees will get to spend time talking to the candidate we are supporting. This is your chance to make your interests as a fed, and as their constituent, heard. Are you interested in attending a fundraiser as a representative for FMA? We'd love to help make that happen! Please email FMA Director of Government and Public Affairs Greg Stanford at email@example.com to express your interest, and we'll do our best to find a fundraiser for you to attend.
FMA Members Craig Carter, Desiree Manley, Artisha Ballard, and Chops Clarke pictured
FMA-PAC Chair Pauline Coleman-Sutton pictured with Representative Danny Davis
Who Does FMA-PAC Give To?
FMA-PAC is proudly nonpartisan and gives to a wide variety of candidates on both sides of the aisle. The qualifications are that the candidate is either a reliable ally of federal managers, or that they are able to help us pass legislation to benefit feds.