IHRSA PAC

IHRSA PAC is a non-partisan Political Action Committee (“PAC”). It is the only federal PAC that represents the interests, needs, and concerns of the fitness industry.

Supporting IHRSA PAC

For more information on the IHRSA PAC, contact Tom Richards, IHRSA PAC Treasurer, at trichards@ihrsa.org.

What does IHRSA PAC do?

IHRSA PAC makes campaign contributions to federal politicians who support policies that are favorable to IHRSA Members.

Why did IHRSA create IHRSA PAC?

IHRSA PAC is one of the most important tools we use to support pro-industry politicians, build relationships in Congress, and communicate the vital role that fitness businesses play to support healthy lifestyles and positive mental health; prevent, manage and treat chronic disease; and create jobs in communities across the nation.

How does IHRSA PAC choose which candidates to support?

IHRSA PAC is a bipartisan political action committee. Decisions to support candidates are based on multiple factors, including:

  • The candidate’s position on specific business and policy issues that impact the fitness industry
  • The candidate’s overall support for the fitness industry
  • The candidate’s leadership and membership on key committees with jurisdiction over issues affecting the fitness industry
  • The candidate’s character, integrity and leadership abilities
  • The candidate’s position on general business issues

Who may contribute to IHRSA PAC?

IHRSA PAC is funded by individual contributions from IHRSA’s “restricted class,” which includes the following groups (note: corporations may not contribute to a federal PAC):

  • IHRSA’s non corporate members (such as individuals and partnerships)
  • IHRSA’s executive and administrative personnel
  • Executive/administrative personnel and stockholders of IHRSA member corporations provided that an authorized representative of the corporation has submitted prior approval.
  • The families of all three groups above

How much can an individual contribute to IHRSA PAC?

An individual may contribute up to $5000 each year to IHRSA PAC.

Who do I contact for more information about IHRSA PAC?

For more information on the IHRSA PAC, contact Tom Richards, IHRSA PAC Treasurer, at trichards@ihrsa.org.

Federal law prohibits soliciting contributions outside the restricted class. Such contributions will be returned.