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JAPAC Raises Over $25K in 2015 for Industry Lobbying Effort

Feb 7, 2016 6:20 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT... Jewelers of America Political Action Committee (JAPAC) raised $26,680 in 2015 to support its advocacy efforts in Washington DC, according to Jewelers of America (JA).

“JAPAC gives the jewelry industry a platform to have a collective voice on issues,” said Jenny Caro, JAPAC chair and co-owner of Jewelry By Designs in Woodbridge, Virginia. “These funds are an important tool in preparing JAPAC for the essential 2016 election year.”

David Bonaparte, president and CEO of JA, stressed the importance that jewelers’ voices be heard on Capitol Hill, especially with issues such as sales tax fairness being debated in Congress.

JA’s board members raised $16,450 at its July board meeting, responding to a fundraising challenge that resulted in the largest single-day of fundraising in JAPAC’s history.

“I applaud JA’s Board of Directors, who came together to give JAPAC a critical boost,” Bonaparte said.
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