The ABDI-PAC is a community coming together to focus on one goal: to protect the three tier system. 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.
If one person were to write a $5 contribution to a legislator, how much impact would it have? If you take that same $5 contribution and you make it to the ABDI-PAC and another member adds a $5 contribution, and another member adds a $5 contribution and so on — soon you have a significant voice.
- Shaped over 120 pieces of legislation since 1985
- Protects over 4000 jobs
- Impacts elections on both the state and national level
- Helps elect legislators who will protect the 3-tier system
- Makes expenditures to political committees in a bipartisan effort
- Works to secure jobs in the beer distribution industry
ABDI-PAC Liaison Program
These are your hard earned dollars, and we want you to know where your money is going. The ABDI-PAC liaison program is set up to show contributors what our success rate is and how their money is being spent effectively. It's designed to get this information in our member's hands and give them the confidence that ABDI-PAC is doing everything in its power to utilize their investments every day, every week, every month.
In order to be as effective as we were, we need to have the employee step up and help us maintain this strong political action committee.