The National Court Reporters Association Political Action Committee (NCRA PAC) is an important component of the association’s government relations efforts. Since its establishment in 1981, NCRA PAC has focused on supporting candidates for federal office that promote and advance the court reporting profession. Through its support for those candidates supportive of NCRA and the profession’s legislative issues, NCRA PAC can work hard on behalf of its members to promote and protect the interests of the court reporting and captioning professions.
The primary focus of NCRA PAC is to develop and nurture legislative relationships that will work in the interest of the association’s legislative agenda by:
1. Electing and re-electing “friends” of NCRA to Congress;
2. Articulating NCRA’s legislative issues to policy makers on Capitol Hill; and
3. Cultivating relationships on Capitol Hill that will work to the benefit of the court reporting and captioning professions.
To meet these objectives, NCRA PAC contributes to the campaigns of Congressional candidates who have shown their support for the court reporting and captioning professions and the legislative issues of NCRA. It is through these contributions to the election and re-election efforts of the association’s “allies” in Congress that NCRA PAC gains access to voice its interests and concerns to those individuals who are in a position to make a difference for the benefit of the profession.
NCRA PAC is important to the initiatives that NCRA is pursuing on Capitol Hill. Our PAC is the association’s and the member’s direct lifeline to the legislative community that will decide the outcome of our initiatives in Congress. Having a presence on Capitol Hill is critical when working to promote the profession on the national level, and NCRA PAC is an important vehicle through which the Association can deliver NCRA’s message to Members of Congress for our 25,000 members.
NCRA PAC is diligently working on Capitol Hill to give a voice to the interests of the court reporting profession so that we can thoroughly educate lawmakers on the important contributions that our profession makes to the entire nation.
In this section of the Website, you will find a number of resources describing NCRA PAC and explaining what it does and how it goes about making a positive impact for the profession. Please take some time to learn about how NCRA PAC is working for you on Capitol Hill.
You will note that, when exploring the PAC website, many sections are member-protected which means you must be a member of NCRA to access those areas by utilizing your username and password. If you do not know your username and password feel free to contact the Member Services and Information Center at NCRA. NCRA utilizes this caution due to the very strict rules with which NCRA PAC must comply established by the Federal Election Commission. Some material is not legally allowed to be viewed by the general public. If you have questions relating to NCRA PAC please feel free to contact NCRA's Government Relations Department.