[PACapitalChapter] PAC Plan Update

Brian Mackey bmackey88 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 15 15:15:46 UTC 2020

Greetings to all,


This is your affiliate PAC Plan Coordinator Brian Mackey with a PAC Plan
update. For those of you that don't know what "PAC" stands for, it stands
for Pre Authorized Contributions. This is a national program where
individuals or a group of individuals can have funds pre-approved to be
contributed to the National Federation of the Blind as little as $5 a month
($0.17 a day). That is the same as five WaWa coffees when they are running
their $1 coffee special during the summer. Your monthly contributions goes
directly into the national treasury for its general fund account.


Through the PAC Plan, the following items are covered:

*        Distribution of free literature

*        funding the Free White Cane program

*        funding the Free Slate & Stylus program

*        funding the NFB scholarship programs

*        funding the BELL Academy program

*        assisting in legal battles such as accessible mail-in voting

*        funding to provide free web hosting to state affiliates and
national divisions for their websites through NFBNet

*        And so much more.


As of the end of June, Pennsylvania ranked 22nd at $619.00 a month with 23
participants. The participants count included the state affiliate, the
majority of the chapters, the Parents Division, and a number of individual
members. But as Scott LaBarre always says during national convention, "I
want more!" I would love it if Pennsylvania could come out of national
convention at $700 a month.


Starting this week during national convention, you can create a new PAC Plan
pledge or increase an existing pledge via an accessible fillable online form
found at www.nfb.org/pac <http://www.nfb.org/pac> . Currently this form will
only take your contact information and the amount you want for your new
pledge or existing pledge. At some point, someone from the national office
will contact you via phone call to obtain your financial information from
your checking account or credit/debit card to perform the monthly
contributions and if you want the transactions to occur on the 10th or the
20th of each month. If you runn into difficulties or have questions
regarding completing the form, you can leave a voicemail message at


I will be giving another report during the affiliate caucus meeting on
Friday morning. If you have questions and want me to answer them, please
attend the meeting on Friday between 11 AM and 1 PM using the affiliate's
Zoom meeting ID.


So as the PAC song goes:

Get on the PAC Plan, sign up today!

We need your contributions right away!

To fund a movement, it must be done,

So that all our battles can be won!


PACfully yours,


Brian A. Mackey

Brian A. Mackey, Treasurer/Webmaster/PAC Plan Coordinator
National Federation of the Blind of Pennsylvania
Email:  <mailto:bmackey88 at gmail.com> bmackey88 at gmail.com 
Website:  <http://www.nfbp.org> www.nfbp.org 
Facebook:  <https://www.facebook.com/nationalfederationoftheblindpa>
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