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1 An overview & importance of the Political Action Committee (PAC)

2 What is the AGC of Michigan PAC? It combines AGC of Michigan member firm’s political strength and helps finance the campaigns of candidates for state legislature who are supportive of a pro-business and pro-construction legislative agenda.

3 AGC MI PAC and You It all starts with YOU who contributes to the AGC MI PAC who donates to campaigns for state legislature that support the construction industry who works once elected to promote our issues through the legislative process

4 “Why should I donate?” It’s more than just electing pro-business/ pro-construction candidates... A healthy PAC demonstrates: Strong grassroots network Effective leadership Committed membership i.e. people who want to positively influence public policy!

5 “Why should I donate?” AGC MI PAC creates unique opportunities for your association:  It enables our advocacy staff to spend one-on-one time with state legislators in office visits, meetings and at fundraising events.  It helps AGC develop relationships with key members of the state legislature and their aides.  It reminds lawmakers that when an issue impacts construction, AGC of Michigan should be consulted.

6 “How much should I give?” Every dollar counts! AGC members contribute anywhere between $50 and $1000 per year. Remember that these are individual contributions and must be made via personal check or payroll deduction. If you choose payroll deduction Your employer can have any amount you designate automatically withdrawn from your check each pay period.

7 Your voice counts! Contribute online Check payable to AGC MI PAC Utilize payroll deduction

8 Questions? Talk with your employer or contact the AGC office at (517)


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