MCA of Chicago is very active in Industry Advocacy. Through our Government Relations Committee, we discuss and recommend appropriate actions primarily with respect to state and local (but also national) legislative, regulatory and legal issues.

MCA Members can stay in the loop with relevant industry advocacy updates, in addition to other MCA news, by signing up for Local Angle, the weekly MCA e-newsletter.

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MCA Lobbying

  • MCA is involved with lobbying groups, including IMSCA (lobbying group for specialty contractor associations) via this committee. Our committee chair Dave Nelson is currently president of IMSCA and has been in his role since December 2016.
  • What Is IMSCA? Learn more with this member benefits brochure.
  • Bridget Dougherty is our lobbyist at the state and local levels. She is supported by Morrill and Associates in her watch of Springfield.
  • The MCA has its own political action fund (MIPAC), where we can make donations to state and local candidates.

  • Helpful Resources

  • Illinois State Capitol Website
  • Illinois General Assembly Website
  • Find your representatives using the official Illinois Board of Elections locator.
  • Need a refresher on how a bill becomes a law in Illinois? Click to view this simple infographic, via the Illinois General Assembly.