CHLA’s Political Action Committee (CHALPAC) supports candidates for state and local elected offices who show the most promise of understanding and promoting our members’ interests, significantly increasing our ability to facilitate a pro-lodging business climate. CHALPAC receives contributions from individuals and businesses interested in the well-being of California’s lodging industry.
CHALPAC allows the hotel industry to present a strong, unified voice and to influence what happens to our industry – and our members’ business – in California. A contribution to CHALPAC is the most direct and efficient way for you to ensure the interests of the lodging industry are represented, advocated for, and protected.
For hotel and lodging properties, the suggested contribution amount is $4 per room.
Your Reporting: Your contribution made through CHLA will be disclosed on campaign finance reports filed by the committee and may also need to be reported on campaign finance reports filed separately by you as the contributor. Individuals or entities that contribute $10,000 or more in the aggregate in a calendar year to California state or local candidates, ballot measures, political parties, or PACs are required to file their own campaign finance reports, known as “Major Donor Reports.” Contributions made through CHLA count toward this $10,000 threshold.
Important Notice: Contributions to the PAC are not tax deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. Under California law, if you seek reimbursement for any portion of your contribution, you are required to disclose the true source of funds used to make the contribution. If this applies to you, please include a separate sheet listing the name, address, and amount information for each entity that is participating in your contribution. In addition, if you are directing multiple contributions from different sources, note that contributions received from affiliated individuals or entities must be aggregated and treated as being from a single contributor.
Foreign Prohibition: Contributions from foreign entities and foreign nationals are prohibited.
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