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At its October 11, 2007 meeting the Federal Election Commission (FEC) unanimously approved an Advisory Opinion permitting the American Kennel Club® to create a Political Action Committee (PAC) with a solicitable class that includes all members of AKC member and licensed clubs.

“We are very pleased with this outcome as it recognizes the close relationship between the AKC and all of our member and licensed clubs, and will allow us to draw support from those with a vested interest in canine legislation,” said AKC Board Chairman Ron Menaker. “This action by the FEC clears the way for us to launch an AKC PAC in the very near future.”

The AKC Board of Directors is expected to approve a structure for an AKC PAC and elect a PAC Board of Directors at its November meeting, and to formally launch the PAC at the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship Dog Show in Long Beach, California in December.