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NEMA PAC Fact Sheet


What is NEMA PAC?
How does the PAC make decisions?
How does NEMA PAC solicit contributions?
Who can contribute to NEMA PAC?
What are permissible contributions?
What has been the PAC’s history of engagement?
What are the PAC’s plans for the upcoming congressional elections?


What is NEMA PAC?

In 1998, the NEMA Board of Governors established the NEMA Political Action Committee (PAC) for the express purpose of supporting individuals representing the pro-business public policy values of the Association and its members. NEMA PAC is solely focused on electroindustry policy issues and supporting pro-business candidates that embrace those policies. As one former NEMA member CEO remarked, “Get into politics, or get out of business.” NEMA PAC offers you the ability to participate and make a difference towards public policies that benefit your company, employees, and economic growth.

How does the PAC make decisions?

Established as a federal separate segregated fund political committee, there is a Board of Directors comprised of member company executives that administers NEMA PAC, and determines which candidates to support based on the following criteria:

  • The candidate has developed a pro-business agenda;
  • The candidate is in a tight race;
  • Must represent a constituency with a NEMA member presence; and
  • The candidate is important to our legislative agenda.

How does NEMA PAC solicit contributions?

Under the rules promulgated by the Federal Election Commission, NEMA PAC is authorized to solicit NEMA’s restricted class bi-annually and collect no more than $5,000 from any given individual per year.

Who can contribute to NEMA PAC?

The restricted class includes:

  • With prior approval, restricted class of corporate members;
  • NEMA Executive and administrative personnel;
  • Noncorporate members of NEMA; and
  • Families of all.

What are permissible contributions?

NEMA PAC encourages personal contributions of any amount up to the legal maximum of $5,000.00 per calendar year. These contributions are not tax deductible, and cannot be given from corporate treasury funds, or from foreign nationals.

What has been the PAC's history of engagement?

Since 1998, NEMA PAC has participated in over 250 House and Senate campaigns, contributing over $290,000.

What are the PACs plans for future congressional elections?

Looking forward to the upcoming campaign cycle, NEMA PAC will target races and potential pro-business candidates. We will continue to invest in close contests where our candidate is clearly pro-business.  We will avoid funding safe incumbents and may arrange fundraisers for pro-business candidates who look to have a challenging campaign ahead.

For more information contact Kyle Pitsor, NEMA PAC Treasurer, NEMA, 1300 North 17th Street, Suite 900, Rosslyn, VA 22209, or at 703-841-3274.

 

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