ACA Advocacy Efforts: Your Voice Heard
Tools to Help Shape Legislation and Regulations That Will Impact the Accounts Receivable Management (ARM) Industry
ACA International’s advocacy is a critical component of our overarching goal of helping members succeed.
Industry Advancement Fund: Resources to Understand ACA’s Focused Efforts to Positively Impact the Industry
The Industry Advancement Fund is a member benefit designed to proactively support and advance the accounts receivable management industry. It is administered by ACA’s Board of Directors through its Judicial Committee, Federal Affairs Committee, and Unit and State Affairs Committee. The fund has been earmarked for litigation matters, federal regulatory initiatives, and state legislative and regulatory initiatives that potentially affect the ARM industry.
ACA International supports policies that create a fair and transparent marketplace, which allows consumers to continue to access credit, and creditors the ability to provide goods and services.
ACPAC and Political Action: Join ACA’s Political Efforts
ACPAC is ACA’s political action committee (PAC). ACPAC supports and enhances ACA’s lobbying and advocacy efforts.
State Government Affairs: Ensuring Policy Balances State Interests with Effective Debt Collection
ACA and its affiliated state and regional units work tirelessly tracking and lobbying on hundreds of bills each year to ensure that state policymakers understand how proposed laws and regulations affect the accounts receivable management industry, and that policy at the state level reasonably balances state interests with effective debt collection.
Visiting ACA’s Washington D.C. Office
Advocacy in Washington D.C. helps ACA members develop a deeper relationship with their elected representatives. Policy decisions in Washington D.C. affect your business and your ability to provide employment in your community. It is critical that this story is told in our nation’s Capitol. We need you to educate members of Congress on policies that will help those working in the accounts receivable management industry so it can continue to play a vital role in ensuring a healthy U.S. economy.
One of ACA’s most important annual advocacy events is the Washington Insights Fly-In held in our nation’s capital. Each spring, our staff is extremely proud to welcome ACA members into the heart of Washington D.C. During this event, ACA members attend meetings on Capitol Hill with key members of Congress.
This meeting helps you develop a deeper relationship with your representatives and drives home how policy decisions in Washington D.C. affect your business and your ability to provide employment in your community. We need you to educate members of Congress on policies that will help those working in the accounts receivable management industry so it can continue to play a vital role in ensuring a healthy U.S. economy. Travel to Washington D.C. to participate in an event at the center of the action and hear the latest news from regulators and key lawmakers. The political winds are blowing, and we need you to be a part of our voice for the industry on Capitol Hill.
You don’t have to wait until Washington Insights to drop by! Contact Leah Dempsey if you are interested in advocating in Washington, D.C., throughout the year.
CFPB Advocacy Center: Tools for Your Advocacy Efforts
ACA has worked with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and multiple stakeholders in pursuit of well-reasoned rules and requirements that provide clarity to both the accounts receivable management industry and consumers about what is required. These resources will help you stay up to date on CFPB news, advocacy efforts, and more.
TCPA Advocacy Center: A Comprehensive Listing of FCC-Related Materials
The use of modern technology is critical for the ability to contact consumers in a timely and efficient manner. Often if a consumer is notified of a debt sooner in the collection process, their chances improve of resolving that matter favorably. Enacted nearly 30 years ago, the TCPA and the FCC’s regulations have failed to keep up with numerous modern technological developments. Here, you’ll find a collection of materials to help you navigate TCPA-related issues.
Frequently asked questions about ACA advocacy.