- To educate candidates, regardless of political party, about the vaping industry by providing them the most current and accurate information regarding issues that impact vape shops and their consumers.
- To support candidates whose views represent the best interest of vape shop owners & e-liquid manufactures in the State of Nevada.
- The PAC is governed by a committee of board members and executive officers that are also vape shop owners or industry professionals in the State of Nevada and regulated by the Federal Election Commission rules and guidelines for political action committees and was formed to provide its members with a voice in the political process. The PAC also allows for one Consumer member to serve on the Board.
- The board members and executive officers after initial formation shall be elected annually but separately with the board member election to take place every February, and the officer’s election taking place annually every January. The duties of board members and executive officers are to represent it’s members in all political arenas within the State of Nevada including state, county, and local political bodies and insure vigorous participation in representing all of our member’s interests to insure a pro small business environment and prevent ill advised, onerous, or unfair legislation to the best of their abilities.
Education of our elected officials will be of paramount importance. The board shall be tasked with discussing and voting on when, where, and how to direct monies to best represent our members’ interests such as but not limited to lobbying, informational posters and flyers, hiring of contract employees for specific tasks, website costs, banking and bookkeeping, and so on. It is understood that all board members and executive officers are unpaid voluntary positions.
All monetary contributions from members shall be used for lobbying and advocacy on behalf of our members. The board shall establish operational guidelines that member businesses agree to meet including but not limited to No Sales To Minors, Child Safe and Tamper Evident e-liquid containers, and no sales of questionable or illegal substances that have no place in a legitimate Vape Shop.
Fundraising by member businesses in the name of the NVA PAC may only occur under the supervision of the NVA and follow the guidelines set forth by the governing board.
The Charter / Mission was voted on and approved by General members, PAC Officers, and NVA Board members on 03/01/2015.