The purpose of the TMA PAC is to elect to office candidates committed to consistently and aggressively advancing and supporting public policy that supports small and mid-size manufacturing through limited government, reduced regulation, lower taxes, free markets, and fairness.
The TMA PAC allows small and mid-size manufacturers to collectively invest and magnify their campaign donations in order to benefit from the inherent advantages of working as part of a group. Those benefits include:
Management: The TMA PAC is professionally run by skilled staff, which offers investors more information, better service, and increased ROI.
Economies of Scale: The TMA PAC provides its members a level of political influence and respect generally reserved for major, individual donors.
Diversification: The TMA PAC allows it members to multiply and diversify their political investment portfolio.
Oversight: Unlike other PACs, a diverse committee of TMA members manages the PAC – ensuring investments are based on real criteria rather than relationships or quid pro quo.
RETURN ON INVESTMENT
The TMA PAC provides significant ROI to participating members, including:
One: Top-line data on state legislative, county, and local campaigns, which allows one to avoid the time-consuming work of candidate vetting and analysis.
Two: Ability to outsource/direct candidate communications and requests to the TMA PAC as one’s political investment manager, or government affairs team.
Three: Leveraging of investment with other manufacturers to multiply one’s electoral effectiveness and increase candidate/legislator accountability.
Four: Regular intelligence and reports about recommended candidates, their campaign, financial status, and polling.
Five: Assurance that one’s political investment is being handled ethically and efficiently by a reputable, pro-manufacturing institution