The WSFC NARFE-PAC Chair is Sam Cagle, Olympia (360-359-1775).

NARFE-PAC Nov – Dec 17 and Jan 18 

By October 1, Washington state chapters more than doubled the amount that had been submitted since Jun30, from $13,507 to $28,149.  During the quarter, every chapter showed an increase, some even more than others.  For example, Tacoma nearly quadrupled their donations over the June 30 report.  Olympic Peninsula and Colville Valley chapters tripled theirs.  Seattle, Emerald and Sno-King more than doubled theirs, while all the rest matched or exceeded their totals for the six months before.  Congratulations to all – and keep those efforts and contributions coming!

Since the last quarter, five chapters each added one “sustainer”, increasing the statewide total from 33 to 38.  Please encourage chapter members to become sustainers.  Sustainer is a simple process to implement, spreads set levels of donations throughout the year, and allows NARFE to better plan funding levels.  Some nice incentives, in this cycle a NARFE throw, are available.

Per our latest directory, 14 chapters have designated NARFE-PAC chairs, 7 do not.  Each chapter president should work to ensure than the NARFE-PAC position is filled, and the NARFE-PAC chair is asked to speak in every newsletter and at each meeting. 

Does your chapter have the current 2017-18 NARFE-PAC forms – Collections Form, Contribution Form and NARFE-PAC Brochures – on hand?  They are all PDF documents, and can be printed out at home, or can be requested from leg@NARFE.org.  NARFE-PAC pins can show others that you have made either one-time contributions or become a sustainer.  When contributions or sustainer commitments are submitted, the NARFE-PAC office will send the appropriate pins to you.  As Federation NARFE-PAC chair, I will have a small backup supply available.

This session, NARFE-PAC has received and supported campaign funding requests from seven Washington Legislators: Susan del Bene ($2,000), Dan Newhouse ($1,000), Derek Kilmer ($5,000), Pramila Jayapal ($1,000), Dave Reichert ($1,000), and Denny Heck ($1,000).   As campaign season approaches, we will be receiving more requests and will be asking your participation in the recommendations made to NARFE-PAC.

WSFC NARFE-PAC

 

10/7/2017

 

 

 

     

 

Location

Chapter

 Contributors

Amount

Sustainers

SPOKANE WA

32

55

$2,450.00

1

SEATTLE WA

43

34

$2,140.00

3

VANCOUVER WA

131

52

$2,841.00

3

TACOMA WA

163

43

$2,027.00

2

BREMERTON WA

181

60

$2,465.00

6

EVERETT WA

193

21

$794.00

2

NARFE NW CASCADES

196

21

$955.00

1

OLYMPIA-TIMBERLINE WA

236

22

$1,525.00

4

WALLA WALLA WA

237

15

$860.00

1

YAKIMA VALLEY WA

238

10

$537.69

0

WENATCHEE WA

239

24

$1,120.00

0

COLUMBIA BASIN-EPHRATA WA

856

5

$130.00

0

POULSBO WA

881

17

$730.00

0

PORT ORCHARD WA

888

16

$630.00

0

OLYMPIC PENINSULA WA

1006

21

$935.00

0

KELSO-LONGVIEW WA

1070

6

$1,265.00

1

TRI-CITIES WA

1192

42

$1,696.00

6

COLVILLE VALLEY WA

1247

6

$340.00

1

EAST LAKE WA. WA

1404

23

$2,119.00

2

EMERALD WA

1701

23

$1,370.00

3

SNO-KING WA

1966

26

$1,220.00

1

Washington State Total

 

542

$28,149.69

38

 

 


NARFE MISSION STATEMENT:  To support legislation beneficial to current and potential federal annuitants and to oppose legislation contrary to their interests.

POLITICAL BUT NON-PARTISAN:  "NARFE is political but non-partisan."  What does this mean?  While NARFE is involved in "politics", that is, "political issues.", its focus is just that -- issues and not political parties.

WHY CONTRIBUTE TO NARFE-PAC?:  With PAC contributions, we can aid in harnessing "...the full strength of NARFE to prevent unfair cuts.  NARFE-PAC allows us to pool our political resources on behalf of U.S. House of Reporesentatives and Senate incumbents and candidates who support giving federal workers and retirees a fair deal.  It provides NARFE members a stronger voice to oppose efforts to take away our earned benefits."

NARFE's Political Action Committee was formed in 1982 to harness the Association's electoral muscle as a complement to member's voting power, grass-roots activism and professional advocacy (Lobbying)

In full compliance with federal law, NARFE-PAC has raised and contributed nearly a million dollars to congressional campaigns across the country in each two-year election cycle.

The average member contribution rises and falls, but the most frequent amount donated is $25.

NARFE-PAC actively seeks contributions only from NARFE members in the United States.

Unlike many PACs, NARFE-PAC requires a written request from a bona fide congressional candidate, or his or her campaign committee, to trigger the highly consultative consideration process.

NARFE-PAC employs a decentralized decision-making process before determining which requesting candidates should be sent a campaign contribution. Each NARFE federation has a NARFE-PAC coordinator who, using a consulting procedure that works in that state, gathers input from NARFE members in a specific district or statewide before making a recommendation to the national office.

Donations come from individual members, through their chapters and Federation, to the National NARFE Headquarters.  Here is the report for the donations during the 115th Congress, showing chapter, number of members contributing, and amount donated:

NARFE-PAC then allocates the donations to incumbents or candidates based on their support of NARFE Issues.  Follow the link below for distribution information.

How Is Your Chapter Doing?  

WSFC NARFE-PAC Chapter Report - 114th Congress (2015-2016)