Your invoice displays two voluntary contributions to PRLA's advocacy and education efforts. You can opt-out of these contributions by choosing not to include those amounts with your dues payment.
The Advocacy Fund raises money through individual and corporate contributions to support the association's government affairs department activities, including paying for bill tracking and news services, our lobby disclosure registration, Legislative Day, lobbying contracts, and educational outreach to lawmakers. This fund works in conjunction with the PRLA political action committee (PAC) funds to help us achieve its legislative priorities, such as mandated paid leave preemption, alcohol reform, protecting the tipped-minimum wage credit, and across-the-bar taxes.
The PRLA Educational Foundation provides Pennsylvania students with the opportunity to further their education in the hospitality industry. Since its inception in 2006, the PRLAEF has awarded more than $125,600 in scholarship monies. The foundation also supports the ProStart and HTMP program, which are high school programs that prepare students for careers in culinary and hospitality management fields.