The purpose of the ABC Political Action Committee (PAC) is to work within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct involvement in supporting and opposing candidates for the Office of President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. This is accomplished through educating our members on the importance of political activism and through financial support of merit shop candidates.
ABC PAC is governed by fifteen board members who are appointed by the ABC National Chairman. The board members serve a three year term and represent each of the seven regions. The ABC PAC Board of Trustees work with the Regional Vice Chairs and chapter leadership to promote political involvement and assist in raising PAC funds. Trustees also approve all disbursements to candidates based on well-established guidelines such as voting records of incumbents.
ABC's PAC is your voice in elective politics. ABC PAC members' contributions are combined with others to jointly support candidates. This provides a unified and powerful voice for the merit agenda. It is also an opportunity to participate in one of the largest pro-business PACs in the nation and the second largest construction industry PAC.
Founding of ABC PAC
The desire for fairness in the construction industry became a guiding principle in the creation of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The founding members of ABC believed that construction projects should be awarded on the basis of merit in open competition to the lowest qualified and responsible bidders regardless of labor status. This idea revolutionized the building and construction industry and helped build ABC into the organization it is today.
As ABC grew, so too did the need to ensure its voice was heard and understood in state capitols, and most importantly in Washington, DC.
While trying to advocate for the advancement of free enterprise on Capitol Hill, ABC learned that it needed to be more involved in the political process. As a result, ABC established its own national political action committee (PAC) in 1978.
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ABC PAC Disclaimer Contributions to ABC PAC are not tax deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to ABC PAC are for political purposes. All contributions to ABC PAC are voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. The proposed contribution amounts are merely suggestions; you may choose to contribute more or less or not at all. ABC will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount contributed or the decision whether to contribute. Federal law requires political committees to report the name, address, occupation and name of employer for each individual whose contributions aggregate in excess of $200 in a calendar year.