The Associated Beer Distributors of Illinois/Political Action Committee (ABDI/PAC) was established in January 1985 for the purpose of the protection and advancement of the wholesale malt beverage business, by soliciting and accepting contributions from businesses or persons employed in, or affiliated with, the wholesale malt beverage business, to be used to support or oppose the nomination for election, and the election of, candidates for state and local elective offices and issues of public policy, and to make expenditures to state and local political committees. It is a voluntary, not-for-profit, unincorporated Association established in Illinois. The Membership is comprised of those who make voluntary contributions.