Big I Maryland was instrumental in the organization and development of the Maryland Agents Political Action Committee (MAPAC). This is a separate, non-profit, non-partisan, political action committee. It functions to aid those candidates for legislative or statewide office who understand the problems and needs of the independent agent.
Decisions on which candidates receive a contribution from MAPAC are made by fellow Big I Maryland members serving on the Legislative Committee, in consultation with our lobbyist. Candidates are evaluated on their voting record and stated position on issues; consideration is also given for state legislators serving on committees and/or serving in a leadership role in the MD General Assembly. And, MAPAC supports independent agents running for the state legislature.
Support Advocacy That Supports You
Supporting MAPAC shows you support your profession, that you are committed to helping ensure you and other independent agents can prosper now and in the future. To be an effective advocate on your behalf, Big I Maryland must have strong relationships with every elected state official who supports laws and regulations that are favorable to the independent insurance agency business.
Under state election law, a political action committee can only accept contributions made with personal funds, so MAPAC depends entirely on support from our individual members - no company or corporate funds are allowed. Truly, it's personal contributions from Big I Maryland members like you that makes MAPAC strong and effective. We count on your support to ensure that our advocacy work has the financial strength and impact needed to make a difference for you!