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Jewelers of America Political Action Committee Raises $26K in 2015

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NEW YORK, NY – The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC), the only PAC that supports the fine jewelry industry in Washington, D.C., raised $26,680 in 2015. Through JAPAC, individual Jewelers of America members can join with other jewelry businesses in contributing to candidates for office at the federal level, who understand the interests of the jewelry industry.

JAPAC received a huge boost of financial support from JA Board members when – in response to a fundraising challenge – they raised $16,450 at the July Board of Directors meeting. It was the biggest single day of fundraising in JAPAC’s history.

“I applaud JA’s Board of Directors, who came together to give JAPAC a critical boost,” says David J. Bonaparte, JA’s president and CEO. “With key issues like sales tax fairness being considered by Congress, jewelers’ voices must be heard on Capitol Hill.”

“JAPAC gives the jewelry industry a platform to have a collective voice on issues,” says Jenny Caro, JAPAC chair and co-owner of Jewelry By Designs in Woodbridge, VA. “These funds are an important tool in preparing JAPAC for the essential 2016 election year.” Caro has served on JA’s Board since 2013.

For more information about JAPAC as well as key legislative issues that Jewelers of America is tracking, visit www.jewelers.org/japac.

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