TRA Political Action Committee
Political action committees were established to overcome the difficult and expensive process of deciding which political campaigns should be supported financially.
By combining contributions of many in the foodservice industry, the Texas Restaurant Association Political Action Committee (TRAPAC) is able to more significantly impact elections. Our TRAPAC trustees are restaurateurs who volunteer their time to diligently keep informed about the issues that affect your bottom line, therefore they are better able to determine which state officials and candidates merit the support of our industry.
Only non-corporate funds can be donated to TRAPAC. Most people base their decision to contribute on the size of their establishment and on how important responsible government is to them in their personal and business lives.
The TRAction fund is your industry’s “war chest,” built by both corporate and personal contributions. It supports the legal, lobbying and media firepower needed to fight anti-business initiatives on the local, state and federal levels.
With the TRAction Fund, the Texas Restaurant Association has a rapid, first-strike capability to effectively combat initiatives which strike at the heart of the free enterprise system. The fund also promotes issues that help maintain a pro-business state.
The TRAction Fund is prohibited from making contributions to or endorsing political candidates. Since it can accept corporate funds, however, it provides TRA corporate and associate members an avenue to participate in the political arena.