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Membership in the AAPC

Why join the American Association of Political Consultants?

Now more than ever, itís important to stay on trend with the ever-changing industry.  Membership with AAPC provides you with the necessary tools to grow your business, sharpen your skills, expand your network and stay informed.  Members also enjoy significant discounts on AAPC events including the prestigious Pollie Awards & Conference, regional events and a wide array of business services.

Joining AAPC places you among the nation's largest network of political and public affairs professionals.

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Membership enables you to:

  • Get and stay connected with the who's who of our industry -- and be found by potential clients!
  • Build your network, learn about the latest industry trends, and promote your business 
  • Have your work recognized and rewarded at the most prestigious awards program in the fields of political consulting and public affairs 
  • Expand your network further with memberships in related organizations 
  • Stay on trend with complimentary webinars and our monthly newsletter
  • Fortify your own brand by demonstrating that you stand among the most successful political consulting firms in the world

Who should join?

AAPC membership consists of political consultants, media consultants, pollsters, campaign managers, corporate public affairs officers, professors, fund-raisers, lobbyists, congressional staffers and vendors and is open to everyone associated with politics from the local level to the White House.

Being a member of AAPC demonstrates that you are committed to professional development and ethical business practices.  Since 1969, the AAPC has been the bipartisan trade association of political and public affairs professionals.

Membership levels and benefits

AAPC is committed to serving every member's diverse needs and offers several levels of membership.

Platinum - $1,000 - for a large firm or organization - includes 10 individual memberships - a savings of $1,500

Gold - $500 - for a firm or organization - includes 3 individual memberships - a savings of $250

Individual - $250 - for the one person business

Academic - $100 - for university faculty

Associate - $100 - for full-time party/campaign staff or elected officials

Young Professional - $100 - for those aged 30 and under and new to the political consulting profession

Student - $60 - for full-time undergraduate students

 All membership levels include:

  • Discounted registration at AAPC's Pollie Awards & Conference and Regional Conferences  
  • Discounted pricing on Pollie Award entries
  • Membership in a local AAPC Chapter
  • Subscription to AAPC's monthly electronic newsletter - a brief snapshot of industry happenings, useful resources and member news
  • Complimentary live webinars and a library of archives - bringing timely topics and best practices straight to your desktop
  • Subscription to the The Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report distributed 24 times per year via email, along with access to exclusive conference calls for RPR subscribers
  • Listing in AAPC's Membership Directory - the "go to" resource for campaigns and candidates
  • AAPC Member Seal - demonstrates that you adhere to ethical business practices
  • Complimentary listings in the Political Resources directory
  • AAPC's Mentor Program
  • Discounted pricing on business services including:
    • A 20% discount on all footage and photography from Getty Images
    • A 15% discount on services from Interface Media Group
    • A 20% discount on all regularly priced merchandise from JoS. A. Bank
  • 50% Savings on AAPC's Job Board óAAPC members enjoy first look at AAPC job postings and significant savings for all your employment needs

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In addition to the benefits listed above, each level includes these generous discounts towards AAPC's Pollie Awards & Conference:

  1 Free Pollie Entry
 44% discount on Pollie entries and a 42% discount on registration
 38% discount on Pollie entries and a 25% discount on registration
 20% discount on registration
68% discount on registration
 33% discount on Pollie entries
 $25 Pollie entry fee
and $50 registration fee ($900 total in savings)

Young Professional


Contact Beckie Souleymane, Membership & Marketing Manager at 703-610-0261 or [email protected]

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