What is WDMA PAC?
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association created the Window and Door Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (WDMA PAC) in 2011 with the mission of helping to elect candidates to Congress who understand and can positively address the issues that impact our industry.
Under federal law, WDMA is prohibited from using its general treasury funds to make contributions in connection with federal elections. However, WDMA is permitted to form a political action committee (PAC) to provide WMDA’s members with the opportunity to legally and ethically participate in federal election activities. Federal PACs like WDMA PAC are registered with the Federal Election Commission and must adhere to FEC regulations.
Who can contribute to WDMA PAC?
Participation in WDMA PAC is open to the employees, stockholders, and families of all WDMA member companies who have granted authorization to WDMA PAC to solicit them. All PAC contributions must be voluntary and made using personal funds. Corporate contributions are prohibited.
Who decides which candidates receive contributions?
WDMA PAC is governed by a board of trustees composed of individuals from WDMA member companies who develop criteria for candidate contributions (e.g. voting record, committee assignments, etc) and make funding decisions based on that criteria and available resources. WDMA PAC is non-partisan and determines candidates’ eligibility for PAC funds based on their past legislative performance and support for policies regarding the window, door and skylight industry.
Why should I join WDMA PAC?
WDMA’s success in Washington helps you protect the success of your business. Practically every day, new legislation or regulations are introduced that could harm or help your business. WDMA PAC provides critical funding to help elect candidates who support the advocacy agenda of WDMA. WDMA PAC boosts WDMA’s already robust advocacy program by enhancing relationships with key decision makers and gives you an active and unified voice in the political process.
WDMA PAC also provides benefits to the industry as a whole. WDMA PAC leverages and multiplies the industry’s financial stake in the political process. WDMA PAC contributions increase the industry’s visibility and access to candidates who need to understand and care about our views on legislative and regulatory policies. WDMA PAC also increases the industry's political credibility as a way to hold lawmakers accountable for their actions.
A financially strong WDMA PAC strengthens WDMA’s grassroots, communications and public-policy programs to counter the well-coordinated and well-funded activities of opposition groups.
How can I learn more about WDMA PAC?
Questions? Please contact WDMA PAC at 202-367-2320 or email Adam Tager, WDMA PAC Coordinator.