Notice of Termination
Notice of Termination forms will be submitted to both MCA-Omaha and either Local 16 or Local 464.
The mission of your association’s PAC is simply to gain MCAA members and their industry fair and adequate consideration in federal public policy decisions. Our strategy to achieve this is to continue to combine sound and vigorous public policy representation and advocacy with increasingly active and judicious use of political activity.
MCAA-PAC—Identifying and Aiding Key Candidates
MCAA’s Government Affairs Committee members track key issues in the federal public policymaking process, and the elected legislators and candidates who support and give their consideration to the many issues that are of vital interest to MCAA member companies and their industry. MCAA’s Government Affairs Committee, as a part of its oversight responsibility for the MCAA-PAC, judges which candidates to support based on local affiliate recommendations. MCAA-PAC is bipartisan.
MCAA-PAC—Important Operating Points
- MCAA pays for MCAA-PAC’s operating and solicitation costs. This allows all MCAA-PAC contributions to go to candidates’ campaigns (with the exception of taxes that must be paid with MCAA-PAC funds).
- Your association’s PAC achieved “multicandidate” status in 2000. The criteria are: receipt of PAC contributions from more than 50 contributors, contributions to five or more federal candidates, and PAC registration with the FEC for longer than six months. The consequences of becoming a multicandidate PAC are that the MCAAPAC can now contribute more to candidates—up to $5,000 per election (primaries, runoffs, and general elections are considered separate elections).
- MCAA-PAC only solicits restricted class members— the principals of MCAA member firms. MCAA-PAC does not solicit from corporate members’ administrative personnel, stockholders, or their families.
MCAA-PAC—How the Contribution Process Works
MCAA-PAC is registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), the agency that administers the campaign finance laws. MCAA-PAC must strictly adhere to the federal law. In summary, the contribution process works as follows:
- Prospective contributors sign solicitation authorization forms that allow MCAA-PAC to send solicitation material.
- Once MCAA-PAC receives the signed solicitation authorization form, it will send solicitation material to prospective contributors.
- Contributors send personal contributions to MCAAPAC. You may give as much (up to the maximum limit of $5,000 per year) or as little as you like; the choice is yours. Remember, contributing is strictly voluntary. You can also choose to contribute at any time.
- When contributing, keep three things in mind: Currently, the maximum an individual may contribute in one year is $5,000. MCAA-PAC contributions are not tax deductible. Contributions must be made with personal—not corporate—funds. Contributions cannot be made with a corporate check or corporate credit card.
MCAA-PAC Contribution Levels
- Sustaining Member Club— For contributions of $500 or more per year. G old Club— For contributions of between $250 and $499 per year.
- Silver Club— For contributions of between $101 and $249 per year.
- Bronze Club— For contributions of up to $100 per year.
Contributors will receive an MCAA-PAC pin that shows their level of support.
McNeil Scholarship Application
Our Members are mechanical contractors signatory to collective bargaining agreements with Steamfitters & Plumbers Local 464 and/or Plumbers Local 16.
Associate Member Applications
Our Associate Members represent suppliers, factory reps, local utility companies, insurance companies, financial institutions, and law firms specializing in construction law.
MCA-Omaha Leadership Academy Application
The MCA-Omaha Leadership Academy is a multi-campus student organization under the guidance of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Omaha.
The mission is to expose qualified students to career opportunities in the local mechanical contracting industry. We will accomplish this mission by offering opportunities for internships, scholarships, industry site visits, attendance at MCA-Omaha meetings, and social events. This interaction will build relationships with industry leaders to jumpstart the beginning of the student’s professional career.
Please contact our student president, Sarah Drummey (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information on how to get involved now with MESC. Applications for the 2019 MCA-Omaha Leadership Academy Class will be available in the Fall of 2018.
The application period for the 2018 class has already passed.
- 2019 applications are due in September 2018.
- Interviews with the Membership Selection Committee will be conducted on campus in October 2018.
- Members will be notified in Mid-October of their acceptance.
- Membership begins January 2019 and will be reviewed annually in December.
MCA-Omaha Leadership Academy members must also belong to MESC – Mechanical Electrical Specialty Contractors. Students may join MESC after being accepted into the Academy. MESC is open to all University students, whereas the Academy is by selection only.