Early Money is Good Money!

If you’re unaware, we are in an election cycle that will culminate in a bloodbath this fall. If you’re used to giving later in the year, I’d ask that you please consider moving up your contribution date so that MITA can be relevant as we approach what promises to be an interesting election. The goal? To push for a long-term sustainable funding program and still have a strong presence on both sides of the aisle.

Last year, MITA received 406 PAC donations, either one-time or recurring, totaling just over 328K! The goal for 2024 is to maintain that and build on it. If MITA can raise those types of donations annually, we have a chance of staying on the radar in Lansing.

To put this into perspective, MITA has over 500 members, which means we didn’t even hit one donation per company, which proves to us that there is room for growth. Don’t misunderstand me. I believe last year’s accomplishments are outstanding, and if you donated, I would thank you from the bottom of my heart.

If you’re one of the hundreds of potential donors. Please consider giving to a cause that benefits the entire industry. Obtaining long-term sustainable funding is our number one priority. MITA is in constant communication with lawmakers about the importance of proper funding. By all accounts, clean water could use 1B worth of additional investment annually, and our PSC Report on road funding demonstrates a preinflation need of 3.9 B. These are heavy lifts, and it is easy for lawmakers to turn away from issues that may cost them an election. MITA is working hard to change that narrative. To date, over 3,100 emails have been sent to 145 of the 148 legislative districts. We must maintain pressure from all angles if we are to be successful with our mutual goals.

In closing, MITA has and will always need the help of its members if we are to be successful in our endeavors. Jobsite visits in legislative districts where you talk about what a lack of proper funding means to the hard-working men and women whose families rely on these jobs will always resonate with lawmakers. Our state will benefit in so many ways if we have an attractive, stable infrastructure that brings jobs, tourism, and commerce to Michigan.

Here are three ways you can help:

Donate to the PAC

Contact your legislators

Schedule a job site visit