AFIT-PAC is the political voice for international auto dealers

We promote the free trade interests of the international auto dealers by supporting the political campaigns of current Members and candidates for Congress who share our free trade philosophy.

Free Trade

Free trade has been essential to the international nameplate automobile industry for decades. During economic downturns, a pivot to protectionist trade legislation is seen in politics as an easy remedy. With a closely divided House and Senate, the 2024 election cycle will be critical. In the Senate, there is a 51-49 split, while in the House, Republicans have a 4-seat majority. Every House and Senate seat will be important in establishing free trade majorities. This demonstrates why electing free trade Members of Congress is crucial to the auto industry. As future trade agreements impacting automotive trade are negotiated and considered, it is important for those on Capitol Hill to understand the impact these agreements will have on the international auto industry and the American consumer.

In recent years, there has been a movement away from multilateral trade agreements, with a trend towards regional and bilateral trade agreements. Trade agreements, such as the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade agreement, have altered the contours of automotive trade in North America. This demonstrates why electing free trade Members of Congress is crucial to the auto industry. As future trade agreements impacting automotive trade are negotiated and considered, it is important for those on Capitol Hill to understand the impact these agreements will have on the international auto industry and the American consumer.

Our record of success

Since its founding in 1991, AFIT-PAC has proven to be a successful force in electing free-trade advocates to Congress, contributing over $34 million to federal candidates and committees.

AFIT-PAC continues to be a major player among auto PACs. In the 2022 elections, we contributed over $1.2 million to federal candidates and committees.