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ACEC’s role is to foster a business climate in Congress and the VA General Assembly to ensure that the interests of engineering companies are protected. ACEC holds paramount the primary obligation of engineers to promote health, safety, and welfare of the general public. Advocacy efforts will allow our members’ contributions for the built environment to continue for the public good in Virginia, the country, and throughout the world.
ACEC Virginia tracks and identifies bills of interest and work with legislators to include language friendly for the engineering industry. Examples include:
- Clarifying Virginia’s limitation of liability statute in Virginia to save Engineers and Architects millions of dollars.
- 3% Withholding - Instrumental in saving member firms over $4.3M in federal withholdings on revenue.
Political Action Committees
The PAC provides our members the opportunity to support state/federal candidates in office who support a pro-business legislative agenda. The ACEC PACs are bipartisan and operates out in the open in full compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act and the State Board of Election laws. PACs provide opportunities for our registered lobbyists to educate candidates and legislators on how legislation could affect the business environment and the health, safety and welfare of the public.
Our strength comes from you and your commitment to the engineering industry.
How to Contribute
ACEC Political Action Committee (ACEC/PAC)
The American Council of Engineering Companies Political Action Committee (ACEC/PAC) was established in 1975 to allow ACEC members the opportunity to support and keep federal candidates in office who support a pro-business legislative agenda. The ACEC National PAC is bipartisan and plays an integral role in the success of ACEC’s advocacy program. It is funded solely by ACEC member contributions. Participating in one of our raffles is the easiest way to contribute to the ACEC/PAC! Learn more at www.acec.org/advocacy.
Engineering Companies of Virginia PAC (ECVPAC)
Contributions to the ECVPAC may be either firm or individual contributions. Firms may also provide a voluntary contribution when paying annual state dues. The annual ECVPAC Golf Classic or the Silent Auction during our Annual Conference are other fun ways to make a difference!
To make a contribution via check, complete this form and mail to Engineering Companies of Virginia PAC at 8600 Mayland Drive, Richmond, VA 23294.
To make a contribution online, login to the Member Information Center. On the left hand toolbar, click on Billing>Make a Payment. Enter the amount you would like to donate, add the comment "ECVPAC Donation" and then follow the prompts to complete your transaction.