IEC National is actively involved in the legislation and politics revolving around our industry. Between the association’s Government Affairs department and the member-based Government Affairs Committee, the association works hard to ensure member companies remain in business and are able to operate in a free and open market. This involvement, however, comes with a price tag, which is why IEC National vigorously fundraises though the PRIDE PAC, and through a separate IEC Political Education Fund (PEF). Below you will find a side-by-side explanation of the difference between the PAC and PEF. 

Political Action Committee (PAC) 
Political Education Fund
Contributing to PRIDE PAC is a way of showing your personal
support for IEC's government affairs efforts. Click here to donate to PRIDE PAC.
Contributing to the PEF is a way of showing your corporate support for IEC's government affairs activities.

What type of funds can be accepted?
Personal Contributions.

Can PRIDE PAC accept corporate funds?

Can I expense or deduct from my taxes a
contribution to the PAC?


How much can I give to PRIDE PAC?
$5,000 per year

Who can contribute to PRIDE PAC?

  • Senior Executives of IEC Member Companies
  • One Sr. Exec. must first sign a Prior Authorization Form
    before eligible company employees can be solicited
Where does PAC money go?
Candidates for Congress who support the electrical and systems contracting industries and the merit shop philosophy upon which IEC was founded.
  • Incumbents and Challengers
  • Congressional Leadership PACs

Why should you support PRIDE PAC?
PRIDE PAC is IEC's primary vehicle for political involvement, which helps to keep the interests of the electrical and systems contracting industry at the forefront of the Congressional agenda. 

Donate to PRIDE PAC today!
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What type of funds can be accepted?
Any (Corporate or Personal)

How much can I give to PEF?

Can I expense or deduct from my taxes PEF contributions?
Expense - Yes, Deduct - No

Who can contribute to PEF?
Anyone and any company

Where does PEF money go?

  • Help raise PAC money
  • Issue education materials and advocacy efforts
  • Memberships in Coalitions

What is the PEF Patriot program?
A recognition program for IEC member companies and chapters that demonstrate significant financial support for IEC's political activities.

What are the benefits for becoming a PEF Patriot?

  • Recognition at IEC National's Business Summit, Policy Conference, and IEC Con.
  • Recognition in Capitol Connection, IEC's monthly Government Affairs newsletter.
  • Entries into drawings held during Business Summit & Policy Conferences, exclusive to PEF Patriots.

What are the PEF Patriot sponsorship levels?

  • Platinum - $3,000
  • Gold - $2,000
  • Silver - $1,000
  • Bronze - $500      

Donate to the PEF today!                                                                                            



For more information, contact Jason Todd, IEC's Vice President of Government Affairs.