Government Action

As a member of the Electrical Association, you have a unique opportunity to share your voice on legislative or regulatory issues that impact the electrical industry. 

Your donation to the PAC as well as any grassroots efforts you participate in, helps bring our legislative issues to the forefront of legislators’ attention.  The Electrical Association is fortunate to have a strong lobbying force and excellent reputation on Capitol Hill.  Your contribution to our lobbying activities will be part of the driving force making changes to help your business thrive!
 

Initiatives 

2020

• Duty to Defend – Prohibiting general contractors from requiring the subcontractors to pay the general's attorney fees via contract when the general contractor is at fault.
• Conservation Improvement Program / ECO – Making certain energy efficiency rebates remain available statewide and also supporting the movement toward strategic electrification.
• Residential Solar - Exploring smart ways to prevent residential solar fraud, while keeping your credentialing stratightforward.
• Load Management Inspections - Working with MREA to explore ways to keep load management programs cost-effective.


Past Results 

Click here to view results from previous initiatives

Involvement 

DONATE

• Donate to the Electrical Association PAC
• Your donation to the PAC as well as any grassroots efforts you participate in, helps bring our legislative issues to the forefront of legislators’ attention
• The Electrical Association is fortunate to have a strong lobbying force and excellent reputation on Capitol Hill
• Your contribution to our lobbying efforts will be part of the driving force making changes to help your business thrive
• A donation of $50 or $100 helps bring attention to our Association and legislation that affects small business
• Questions about donations - contact Michelle at mdreier@electricalassociation.com

Please make the investment today! Send your cash or personal check donation to: TEC-PAC, c/o Electrical Association, 3100 Humboldt Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55408

SPEAK UP

• Talk to your congressperson or state senator 
• To reach your local congressperson or state senator and voice your opinion on these issues, click on the link above to find your legislatures contact information
• If you plan to meet with your state legislator, use this helpful article to prepare yourself for the meeting

TESTIFY

• Testify before the House and/or Senate on issues that are important to you
• Have a direct impact on the issues affecting the electrical industry 
• Interested in testifying - call us at 612-827-6117 or email Michelle at mdreier@electricalassociation.com

GOVERNMENT ACTION COMMITTEE

• Join the Electrical Association's Government Action Committee
• The Electrical Association's Government Action Committee meets regularly to discuss legislative priories and positions to be taken on current issues
• The Committee works closely with the Association's contract lobbyist and on staff lobbyist who are watching issues daily for our members
• Interested in joining the Government Action Committee - call us at 612-827-6117 or email Michelle at mdreier@electricalassociation.com

ALERTS

• Watch for weekly email alerts to stay current during session 
• Weekly Alerts during the legislative session
• Monthly Alerts outside of session (remainder of the year)
• The Association's lobbying team will keep members informed on important issues impacting your business
• Articles are also published in regular publications to keep you current with the latest legislative information