Support BOMA’s Political Advocacy Efforts at BOMA/Chicago's Golf Classic

By: | July 25, 2018

For real estate trade associations, a strong political action committee (PAC) is essential to safeguard the success of the industry.  As part of their advocacy roles, BOMA International and BOMA/Chicago support political candidates and elected officials who are demonstrated leaders on issues affecting the commercial real estate industry. The BOMA/Chicago PAC was formed as a state PAC under Illinois law in 1997 to support state and local candidates who have shown leadership and commitment on issues important to BOMA/Chicago members.  Since it is not qualified as a Federal PAC, it does not make contributions to federal candidates.

At the federal level, we rely on BOMA International’s staff and leadership to lead advocacy efforts by maintaining relationships with members of Congress. These members of Congress eventually vote on issues impacting commercial real estate and the livelihood of those who, like us, work in the industry.  BOMA International’s political arm is known as BOMAPAC .

Both our local PAC and BOMAPAC rely on voluntary contributions from members.  Contribution to the PACs bolster each association’s  ability to represent the needs of its members before officials elected to office and help to ensure that the industry has the power to back candidates and officials who support commercial real estate issues.

This is why it is important for us to support BOMAPAC’s federal advocacy efforts as well as our own.  At the BOMA/Chicago Golf Outing on August 9, golfers will have a fun and unique opportunity to make a contribution that will be split evenly between the BOMA/Chicago’s PAC and BOMAPAC.

Details will be available at the golf outing.