The Primary Election has come and gone, and both parties have their candidates slated for November’s General Election. With new legislative districts drawn throughout the state, every seat in the Illinois General Assembly will be on the ballot along with the Governor’s Office and every constitutional officer. This unique opportunity is providing once-per-decade ability to make real, sweeping changes to Illinois’ political landscape and the laws and regulations that come with it.
It is imperative that Illinois elect policy makers and candidates that support manufacturers and provide real solutions to some of our largest issues, including workforce shortages, supply chain issues, skyrocketing energy costs, some of the highest property taxes and workers’ compensation costs in the nation, a depleted unemployment fund, billions in state pension debt and more.
In the next year, Illinois legislators may tackle the issues above, as well as other important issues such as environmental justice, extended producer responsibility, BIPA reform, paid leave, fair scheduling, water’s edge, and more. When and if these issues do arise, we will need legislators in office who are willing to stand up for job makers and the most important economic sector in the state attributing the single largest share of Gross State Product – manufacturing.
You can help make a difference. A donation of $500, $1,000, $2,500 or more will help the IMA, through the Manufacturers Political Action Committee (MPAC), elect pro-business candidates and stop job killing policies that are hurting businesses in our state.
MPAC is the IMA’s Political Action Committee, and its funds are used to support our allies in the state legislature, impact campaigns for Representative and Senator across Illinois, and help us fight back against job-killing policies like the recent reregulation of Illinois’ energy landscape that is sending energy costs soaring for residents and businesses alike.
Any company who donates $5,000 or more will earn a seat on the MPAC board and help make decisions on how to properly support those who support manufacturers.
Now is the time! The November 8, 2022, election is rapidly approaching and we must support candidates early in order to spread a pro-business message that resonates with voters.
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