AOIA-OPAC is a federally registered political action committee and the contributions it receives are used to support federal candidates and committees for the advancement of the osteopathic profession. All contributions to OPAC are absolutely voluntary. Contributions shall not be solicited or obtained by force, financial reprisal, or discrimination in respect of position or other participation. Corporate contributions, such as those drawn on office accounts, cannot be disbursed directly to candidates or committees. AOIA-OPAC reserves the right to use corporate contributions received to support its political education efforts, fundraising programs and other administrative costs to the extent permitted by law. Contributions are not tax deductible as charitable contributions or business expenses. Federal law requires OPAC to request the name, address, occupation, and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) in a calendar year.