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We Fight for the Profession

Qualifications-based selection.

Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits.

Licensure.

Statutes of repose.

Taxation.

Policy.

Every practicing architect and associate is affected by these issues. And we look to the AIA to protect our interests.

AIA Virginia uses the collective power of the profession to participate in the legislative and regulatory policy-making process by educating legislators about issues that are important to us.

Through the AIAVA Political Action Committee, we can support candidates for state office who understand the profession and support our goals — without regard to party affiliation.

Our membership dues will never be used to support a candidate. And that’s why the PAC needs your support. With a contentious election year for the General Assembly on the horizon, we’ve set a goal to raise $10,000 before the general election on Nov. 7.

Join the fight to protect the profession and practice by giving today.

ABOUT THE AIAVA PAC

Where Does the Money Go?
Funds go toward supporting the campaigns of statewide candidates who support the architecture profession. The AIAVA PAC Board of Trustees, which is made up of AIA Virginia members, is responsible for approving every disbursement from the PAC. Approval for a disbursement is based on several criteria, such as the candidate’s understanding of the profession’s concerns, past voting record on key issues, committee assignments, and leadership positions. In addition, the committee seriously considers suggestions for candidate support from AIA components and current contributors.

How Can You Contribute?
You can make a contribution online at www.aiavapac.org. You may also mail a donation to:
AIAVA PAC
c/o AIA Virginia
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

There are no contribution limits in Virginia. The AIAVA PAC can accept contributions from any individual, corporation, union, association or partnership. It is required that all contributions received by the committee, and that required information identifying the contributor, be reported on the committee’s campaign finance reports. Federal law prohibits accepting contributions from a foreign national or foreign corporation.

For more information on how to get involved, send an email to rgeorge@aiava.org.

 

 

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