APRO board member and Illinois Rental Dealer Association (IRDA) member Gopal Reddy recently attended – alongside Vice President Mike Pence – a pre-midterm-election fundraising event for U.S. Representative Rodney Davis (IL-13), in Springfield. The Vice President urged his supporters to vote for the incumbent Congressman – and Davis did secure a fourth term, defeating Democrat Betsy Dirksen Londrigan. “These are PAC [political action committee] dollars at work!” Reddy affirmed. Reddy and the IRDA have formed a solid bond with Representative Davis since his initial election to the U.S. House in 2013. APRO members have held annual one-on-one meetings in Davis’ office on Capitol Hill during APRO’s Legislative Conference, helping bring understanding and awareness about the rent-to-own industry to Congressional members. Davis has also visited some RTO stores and, as a strong supporter of small businesses, sees value in the rent-to-own transaction. As the official voice of the rent-to-own industry, an essential element in APRO’s mission is to protect your business. The APRO-PAC Fund helps candidates who support our industry run for political office. Over the past three decades, many federal bills have been introduced that would have crippled or destroyed RTO, and in every case, these measures have been thwarted with the help of Congressional supporters. To learn more about the APRO-PAC Fund and how you can contribute, please contact APRO at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800/204-2776.