Funding Categories

Due to state and federal election laws, PDA has categorized PADPAC funding into two categories. These categories are Hard Dollars and Soft Dollars. Each of the categories designates what those contributed dollars may be utilized for. 

A maximum of $40 of your contribution may be sent to
American Dental Association Political Action Committee (ADPAC).

Hard Dollars

Hard dollars are contributions made with a personal check or credit card. Only hard dollars may be used for political campaign contributions. PDA must know when contributions are made with a personal check or credit card in order to comply with state and federal election laws. 


Soft Dollars

Soft dollars are contributions made with a corporate check or credit card. Only soft dollars may be used for administrative purposes, such as assisting district or local dental societies with a fundraising event. PDA must know when contributions are made with a corporate check or credit card in order to comply with state and federal election laws.