The ACEC National Political Action Committee (ACEC PAC) is funded by personal contributions from ACEC members, and contributors are invited to attend private events, such as private receptions with U.S. representatives and senators and fundraising events like “Curling, Cupcakes & Champagne.”
ACEC PAC is the engineering industry’s primary tool for political engagement at the national level. Supported by engineering professionals from across the country who work for member firms, the sole purpose of ACEC PAC is to elect candidates to the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate who support policies and legislation favorable to the engineering industry. ACEC PAC is overseen by a committee of PAC Champions made up of engineering firm executives from all the ACEC member organizations and is regulated by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). ACEC PAC is currently the largest federal PAC in the design industry, having grown more than 500 percent in 10 years. It supports candidates on a bipartisan basis and may give up to $5,000 to a federal candidate per election, and up to $10,000 per candidate for their federal election cycle. In the last election cycle, ACEC PAC’s winning percentage was 97 percent.
Click here to read an article from Engineering Inc. on ACEC PAC is bipartisan and operates out in the open in full compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act and applicable state laws. ACEC Colorado leadership (not national staff) determines which federal candidates ACEC PAC supports in Colorado. Questions?
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