Dear AKC Club Member,
The holidays are upon us which means it is the season of giving. As you consider worthy causes, please remember the AKC PAC and our mission: Protecting your rights as a dog owner and the future of purebred dogs. Every donation, grand or small, goes a long way to ensuring your hobbies and passion for your four-legged companions are able to continue. We wish you and yours a joyous holiday season.
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Before the General Election on November 8, 2022, the AKC PAC supported 63 campaigns. Of those 63, ten were not up for reelection and three lost in the primary. Of the 50 candidates on the ballot in November’s election, all 50 won. AKC PAC is proud to provide the stewardship of an exceptional, 100% success rate in November’s election. To see all the candidates the AKC PAC supported in 2022, please click here.
The AKC PAC’s efforts would be impossible without generous donors who continue to value the importance of protecting the future of purebred dogs. To ensure that you are recognized for your efforts, please donate to the AKC PAC by 11:59 PM Eastern on Sunday, December 11. Your leadership and generous contribution will be posted on signage around the AKC National Championship Event and online. See a list of 2022 donors here.
If you plan to attend the AKC National Championship, make sure to stop by the AKC Government Relations/PAC Booth to participate in both of the AKC PAC promotions!
We’re pleased to be bringing acclaimed caricature artist Rafael Diez back to the show this year! For a donation of $35, you can get a caricature of you and your dog on a special AKC National Championship holiday ornament for a memory that will last for years to come. Caricatures on a custom ornament are a great memento of your participation at the event this year and also make great gifts for the special dog lovers in your life! To reserve a 10-minute sitting ahead of time, please contact Patty Van Sicklen at PVS@akc.org.
Caricatures will be available at the AKC GR/PAC booth at the Orange County Convention Center on:
Friday, December 16 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..
Saturday, December 17 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
We also have very limited space for preorders. If you’re interested in supplying a picture before the event and picking up your ornament at the show, please contact email@example.com for more details.
The AKC National Championship is the final in-person event to purchase tickets for the 2022 AKC PAC Sweepstakes with a theme of “Everyone Wants to Go Somewhere”. The Grand Prize is an InUSA Resilience steel gray three-piece luggage set (20”/24”/28”) with a hard flex construction design and four spinner 360-degree wheels on each. This luggage set is accompanied by a $750 travel gift card. The suggested donation is $25 a ticket or five for $100. Please click here for full terms and conditions. The drawing will take place at 3 PM on Sunday, December 18, in Orlando, Florida.
Join us for a day and a half or learning, networking, and sharing experiences with other legislative liaisons around the nation. Learn from AKC Government Relations and other experts about the latest trends, strategies, and tips for community outreach and legislative success. Learn how you can get involved, improve outcomes, and inspire others to join the cause.
This year’s topics include:
- Tips, Tools and Resources for Successful Legislative Advocacy
- Canine Legislation 101 – What You Need to Know
Canine Advocacy 201: Effective In-Person Communication with Lawmakers
- Successful Federation Building and Community Organizing
- How to Make the Most Impact – A Lawmaker's Perspective
- Easy Ways to Sharpen Your Advocacy and Communication Skills
15 Things Your AKC Club Can Begin Today That Make a Difference for the Future
- A Cautionary Tale: Lessons from the Animal Rights Movement Overseas
- Plus, National Trends, Legislative Overview and Strategy, Advancing Canine Health and More
The AKC PAC is a single-issue, non-partisan organization dedicated to supporting the election of legislators who will protect the rights of responsible dog owners. Learn more about the AKC PAC.