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April 20, 2021

Dear Psychology PAC Donors:

On January 20, 2021, all Psychology PAC decisions on candidate contributions were paused pending a full review of political giving policies. Over the past few months, at the direction of the APASI Board of Directors, the Psychology PAC Advisory Committee completed a full review of political donation policies, carefully reviewing current candidate criteria. The APASI Board approved the recommendations, which are as follows:

Psychology PAC will resume political giving on April 1, 2021, based on revised candidate contribution criteria. A ban will remain in effect throughout 2021 for the legislators who voted not to certify the presidential election. Revised candidate criteria importantly include provisions for carefully weighing future candidates shared commitment to the democratic process and APA’s Guiding Principles. The PAC Management Team will be evaluating candidates on a quarterly basis going forward.

We thank you for your continued support of the non-partisan Psychology PAC and recognition of the important role it plays in APA’s advocacy work.

Jennifer and Arthur

Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP
President
American Psychological Association Services Inc.

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President
American Psychological Association Services Inc.



Letter to PAC donors regarding the insurrection on Capitol Hill

January 17, 2021 

Dear PAC Donors: 

The shocking insurrection on Capitol Hill on January 6 and the threat of continued violence leading up to and following the inauguration calls upon all of us to take a strong stand against those who would undermine the Constitution and the very fabric of our nation. Consequently, Psychology PAC will pause decisions on donations to ensure your contributions do not support legislators who act against our democracy.

As our long-time supporters know, Psychology PAC, the affiliated political action committee of the American Psychological Association’s companion organization, APA Services Inc., has always required recipients to display character and integrity as a primary consideration for support. The strategic plan that guides the work of APA and APASI – and therefore the Psychology PAC – is grounded in social justice, diversity, and ethical decision-making. Our principles demand that we stand against violence and stand for our democracy.

Sincere appreciation goes to APA/APASI members who have steadfastly supported Psychology PAC. Psychology PAC will continue to be responsible stewards of your valued contributions.

Jennifer and Arthur

Jennifer F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP
President
American Psychological Association Services Inc.

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., PhD
Chief Executive Officer/Executive Vice President
American Psychological Association Services Inc.

Date created: January 2021

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