Maryland Architects PAC

Maryland Architects PAC

Founded in 1995, the Maryland Architects PAC works hand-in-hand with AIA Maryland to achieve its legislative goals. The PAC enables member architects to more fully participate in electing and re-electing legislators who understand and support our profession, our livelihood and our issues. We offer heartfelt thanks to the individuals and organizations that provide direct financial support to the PAC. Their dollars give “voice” in promoting the interests of all Maryland architects thereby improving the practice of architecture within the State of Maryland. Without this support, the PAC’s successful activities would not have been possible.

MD Architects PAC Treasurer
Allen E. Neyman, AIA
Allen E Neyman Associates Concept Architecture LLC
allen@alneyman.com
(o) 301-251-1412 │ (c) 301-351-7264

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Support the Maryland Architects PAC

Your help is needed to give architects a strong voice in the Maryland General Assembly.  Every donation – large or small – does make a difference.  Please contribute to the profession NOW.

Jason Winters, AIA, Chair, AIAMD PAC Committee at 2012 Design Awards Gala, Anne Arundel Community College

Click on the Donate button to make an online donation by credit card to the Maryland Architects PAC.  Thank you in advance for your support!

The role of AIA Maryland and your Political Action Committee is to protect and advance the profession of architecture. Laws passed in Annapolis can enhance or impair the way we do business in dramatic ways; these two organizations represent your influence in the law-making process.

Special interest groups continually approach Maryland legislators, and those legislators’ opinions are often influenced by the strongest voice. For architects, this is done through relationship-building events at the AIA Maryland headquarters, attending fundraisers, direct contributions, and through other special events. Contributions and tickets to fundraisers are expensive – from $100 to $500 per ticket or direct contribution. We often send one to two representatives to key events.

Each year we carefully track bills that we may need to either support or try to defeat. Some potentially troublesome bills have been building momentum over the past several years. A few of these, if passed, will negatively change the way architecture is practiced in the State, affecting all architects and architectural firms, large and small.

We need your support now, not later! This is your chance to determine how much of an impact we will have. When fund raising activities are in full swing, Maryland Architects must be represented at as many functions as possible.

Your financial contribution at this time is crucial. Simple math using the numbers above tells that we spend a lot of money through the PAC each year, and it needs to be replaced. We do not receive any funds from AIA National, and there is a very low cap to what the Maryland chapters can provide. Additionally, there is not a set-aside from local or state dues. It is therefore imperative that our members directly contribute, to enable us to advocate effectively on your behalf.

Please join in this spirit by taking a moment to mail your contribution today. With a current membership of $1,700+, a small contribution of just $5, $10 or $25 from each member would go a long way and is greatly appreciated – no contribution is too small.

Please don’t delay in mailing your contribution so that we can continue with this important mission. Credit card payments may be made through PayPal (no account required) using the pay button below. Supporting legislators who support us is the responsibility of our PAC. Its effectiveness depends upon YOU. Please don’t wait and send your contribution today.

As always, we thank you for your support!

Make your checks payable to Maryland Architects PAC and mail to:

The Maryland Architects PAC
c/o AIA Maryland
86 Maryland Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21401