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Chapter Political Action Committee

The ABC Mississippi Chapter Political Action Committee (PAC) is in place to gain nonpartisan relationships with future statewide elected officials.

VISION  The vision of ABC Mississippi Political Action Committee (PAC) is to unite our membership and our supporters under one umbrella and speak with one voice regarding the importance of ensuring that Mississippi’s publicly elected officials support our industry's goals and needs for the future.

PURPOSE  The purpose of ABC Mississippi PAC is to provide a forum for the broader ABC community to advocate its support for our industry’s goals and needs through funding assistance for statewide candidates and broader public affairs outreach to leadership.

WHY?  The Mississippi Construction Industry has an enduring stake in the state’s political system, since much of our policy needs are tied to actions taken by public elected officials. This PAC will provide a power vehicle for our industry association to engage collectively, and speak with one voice regarding the needs and goals of our membership. Through the ABC Mississippi PAC, our membership, which donates to the PAC receives a long-term return on investment because we will be shaping an agenda that will advance our industry for years to come.

MEMBERSHIP LEVELS  Invest today in the ABC Mississippi PAC! There are three levels to choose from of Platinum, Gold and Young Professional. The benefits of each level are outlined below. Click the button below to invest in a level today.

  • PLATINUM - $2,500 Annual Investment
    • Eligible to attend the April 2019 interviews for the candidates of the office of Governor & Lt. Governor of the State of Mississippi
    • Allowed one vote for the ABC Mississippi support and endorsement of these two offices
    • Invited to all events and joint fundraisers; receive copy of newsletter
    • Attend legislative reception
    • Attend ABC Mississippi event for endorsement of 2019 Governor & Lt. Governor Candidates
  • GOLD - $1,500 Annual Investment
    • Invited to all events and joint fundraisers; receive copy of newsletter
    • Attend legislative reception
    • Attend ABC Mississippi event for endorsement of 2019 Governor & Lt. Governor Candidates
  • YOUNG PROFESSIONAL - $1,000 Annual Investment
    • Invited to all events and joint fundraisers; receive copy of newsletter
    • Attend legislative reception




Questions? Contact Reed Nelson, ABC Mississippi Political Action Committee Chairman, at 601.922 .0024 or via email at rnelson@copelandandjohns.com.


National Political Action Committee

The purpose of 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.

FOUNDING OF THE 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.

For more information on the Political Action Committee visit ABC National online.

CONTACT US


JACKSON
5165 Old Brandon Road
Pearl, Mississippi 39208
601.944.0421 office
601.944.0450 fax

COAST
10480 Corporate Drive
Gulfport, Mississippi 39501
228.897.1711 phone
228.897.2711 fax
 

OUR MISSION STATEMENT


To protect and enhance the free enterprise system and the Merit Shop philosophy in the Mississippi construction industry and to be its principal representative.


MERIT SHOP PHILOSOPHY


The philosophy that encourages open competition and a free enterprise approach that awards contracts based solely on merit, regardless of labor affiliation.

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