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Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California Professional Advocacy
For more than 100 years, Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California has provided legislative, regulatory, judicial and grassroots advocacy through a network of professional advocates and volunteer members. Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of California's advocacy efforts are funded from several advocacy funds. These funds are a key element of an expansive political action program and long-range plan to strengthen our advocacy effectiveness.
Here's a review of the association's advocacy funds:
IIPAC is a non-partisan political action committee funded through mandatory assessments collected during the annual membership dues process. IIPAC contributes to the campaigns of candidates seeking election to the California Legislature, to candidate-based fundraising committees, and to candidates for statewide office. IIPAC is also used for participation in coalitions and campaigns on public policy issues important to members and their clients, whether by legislation, regulation, initiative or referendum.
InsurPac is the political action committee of the Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of America. It represents the political voice of IIABA's 23,000 member agencies, and 300,000 broker-agents. InsurPac raises funds by voluntary personal contributions from independent agents and brokers throughout the country. By pooling these monies together, InsurPac helps elect candidates and re-elect members of the U.S. Congress who share IIABA's business philosophy.
The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) differs from our political action committees in that proceeds may be used to pay legal fees and related costs to outside law firms as well as to recover expenses for in-house legal costs and services associated with defending the members' interests. Expenditures for threats resulting from litigation, regulation, legislation or referendum must be approved by majority vote of the Board of Directors or by a unanimous vote of the Executive Committee acting in its behalf between meetings.