BASCI is an affiliate of the Indiana Builders Association (IBA) and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). All members of BASCI also have membership in these organizations.
An important benefit of membership is the political advocacy on the behalf of builders at the local, state, and national levels. Contributions to the Political Action Committee Fund (PAC Fund) help ensure that builders are heard when politicians begin discussing and enacting laws that affect the building industry.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT BUILD-PAC
What is BUILD-PAC?
BUILD-PAC, or Builders United in Legislative Decisions Political Action Committee, is the political action committee of the NAHB. BUILD-PAC is bipartisan–supporting both Democrats and Republicans–and helps elect qualified pro-housing, pro-business candidates to federal office.
Who can contribute to BUILD-PAC?
Legally, only NAHB members can be solicited for BUILD-PAC contributions. All MCBA Associate and Builder members are NAHB members.
Why should I contribute to BUILD-PAC?
BUILD-PAC is your voice at the national level. BUILD-PAC has strength in numbers – the more members who support BUILD-PAC, the stronger our voice is in the political process.
Why can’t BUILD-PAC use my dues money?
Under federal law, the use of member dues to help elect candidates to federal office is strictly prohibited. Those who contribute, contribute voluntarily. Additionally, BUILD-PAC can only accept personal contributions and dues are often paid with corporate funds.
Who determines which candidates receive BUILD-PAC support?
Members like you. A 100+ member Board of Trustees decides which candidates receive BUILD-PAC support. Trustees are nominated by State Presidents.
Can BUILD-PAC accept corporate checks?
It is against federal law for a political action committee to contribute corporate contributions to candidates. Corporate contributions will go towards BUILD-PAC’s administrative expenses.
What if I only have cash?
BUILD-PAC is allowed to receive cash contributions, but cash contributions cannot exceed $100. BUILD-PAC is also allowed to receive anonymous contributions, but they cannot exceed $50.
How can I learn more about BUILD-PAC?
Please call BUILD-PAC staff at (800) 368-5242, ext. 8470 or visit www.nahb.org/buildpac