The NPA Board of Directors has established the Legal Defense Fund to support litigation and/or to fight legislation that could affect the pawn industry at a national or state level. Some examples of issues the fund was involved with include the pawn ticket tax, illegal confiscations of property and more recently a legislative issue regarding rate caps in Illinois.
In today’s political environment, voting is not enough to ensure your voice will be heard. There are thousands of special interest groups involved in politics, all of them competing to have their ideas accepted by lawmakers. Voting may help you elect the right people, but by itself, it’s no guarantee they know our business or understand the impact legislation will have on pawn.
THIS is where the Legal Defense Fund can make a difference. Your contributions directly support the GRC team as they support litigation and/or fight legislation impacting pawn. These funds are utilized to give us an edge in competition and ensure lawmakers understand the positive impact pawn has in communities nationwide.
The challenge is ahead of us.
The NPA must continue to educate lawmakers and convey a positive perception of pawn in the political arena. There is work to do! The Legal Defense Fund makes this work possible.