ABC Keystone Merit Shop Advocacy Blog

Advocacy Update: Are You In?

By: DAVID G. GREINEDER, IOM, ABC PENNSYLVANIA DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS

The legislature is in recess through the end of September, which provides time for the government affairs team to prepare for the fall session and map out future strategies. In October, we are planning the first in-person advocacy event since the COVID-19 shutdown. ABC members will have an opportunity to meet directly with key legislators in Harrisburg to advocate for policy priorities that impact the construction industry.

We will take care of all your needs! There will be a training session prior to the event, as well as a training session the morning of the event, to ensure ABC members are fully briefed and prepared for your meetings. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, we plan to hold a “mini-legislative summit,” which will allow ABC members to discuss future strategies and goals for our government affairs program. We want to hear and learn what impacts your business operations and what can be done to address those concerns from a legislative perspective. Please stay tuned for future details on this upcoming event or contact davidg@abcpa.org.

In addition to communicating directly with legislators, it is important that ABC financially support free enterprise candidates. There are important seats up for election in the 2022 cycle, and there is no doubt Pennsylvania will be a key state in determining the majorities in the U.S. House and U.S. Senate. Millions of dollars will be flowing into the commonwealth from special interests on all sides of the political spectrum. Fundraising will be key for the remainder of this year and into next year. The Keystone Chapter has several options for you to consider engaging in this way:   

  • PA ABC PAC: This political committee options accepts private donations only. There is no limit in the amount you can contribute.  Every candidate we support is vetted through ABC boards and committees to ensure there is a commitment to defend free enterprise.
  • Advancing the American Dream Fund: The option accepts corporate or private donations. There is no limit to the amount you can contribute. This fund is aimed at issue advocacy by highlighting candidates that are committed to the merit shop philosophy. All activities and materials are thoroughly vetted through our leadership to ensure your contributions are directed appropriately and invested wisely.

Contact davidg@abcpa.org for more information.

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Posted July 26, 2021