Political Advocacy

Get into politics or get out of business

Associated Builders and Contractors works nationally and locally to advocate for the merit shop industry. ABC Baltimore supports the “merit shop message” which is a philosophy that encourages open competition and free enterprise in the construction industry. Our chapter is involved locally, at the state level, and nationally, to protect and advance our members’ priorities.

How to get involved

ABC Baltimore encourages its members to get involved with legislative, political and regulatory proposals that impact the merit shop construction industry. ABC Baltimore provides resources for members to better understand, support, and voice opinions on legislation.

Construction's Voice in Annapolis

9 out of 10 Maryland construction workershave chosen NOT to join a union

Political Action Committee

Working within the federal election process to further the goals of ABC

Fighting for Free Enterprise

Protecting Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, & Limited Government




State & Local Government

ABC Baltimore is actively locally and in the statehouse where we advocate for legislation that promotes and advances free enterprise and open competition. The 4 Maryland chapters, members, staff and lobbying team, work together on a Joint Legislative Committee during Maryland’s Legislative Session to prioritize and discuss legislation. To get involved locally, contact Ally D’Ovidio.


Legislative TrackerWho's Your Legislator?

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Federal Government

ABC National is one of the most influential business advocacy groups in the capitol and its core purpose is to defend free enterprise in the construction industry.


National Political Action Committee

ABC’s PAC is your voice in elective politics. ABC PAC members’ contributions are combined with others to jointly support candidates. The purpose of ABC PAC is to work within the federal election process to further the goals of the association through direct involvement in supporting and opposing candidates for the Office of President, United States Senate and United States House of Representatives. This provides a unified and powerful voice for the merit agenda. It is also an opportunity to participate in one of the largest pro-business PACs in the nation.


The Free Enterprise Alliance is the action arm for small businesses, entrepreneurs and other advocates of limited government, open and fair competition, created by ABC National. Contributions to FEA are used to support campaigns or legislation that benefit the merit shop industry.

The Story of Free Enterprise

ABC’s Priority Issues

Davis Bacon
Union-Only PLAs
Tax & Fiscal Policy
Procurement