VOPAC, the Virginia Optometric Association's Political Action Committee, is registered with the Virginia State Board of Elections. All contributions are voluntary and are not tax deductible. Personal, business and corporate checks for contributions to VOPAC are permitted by State law. VOPAC is governed by a separate Board of Directors appointed by the VOA President. VOPAC provides contributions to campaigns for candidates and incumbents to the Virginia State Senate, House of Delegates, Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General. Contributions to incumbents and candidates is based on their relationship with the optometric profession, voting records, and commitment to quality eye and vision care services.
The VOA Legal-Legislative Fund is governed by the VOA Board of Trustees. Contributions are voluntary and may be tax deductible as a business related expense (but not as a charitable contribution). The LLF is used to assist in offsetting costs for the VOA to represents its members' interests in legal, legislative and regulatory issues.