Groups and Coalitions
Building strong coalitions is a trademark of Valis Associates. Well-targeted coalitions serve to publicize views, lobby effectively, broaden bases of support, and increase and coordinate allied efforts. Wayne Valis and Valis Associates manage or assist coalitions that focus on civil justice reform, education policy, tax issues, international trade strategy, health care reform, and transportation and environmental issues, among others.
Manufacturing Action Council
MAC was created to increase awareness by policy-makers of the critical role that manufacturing plays in the U.S. economy. MAC will foster public policy that supports a robust and growing domestic manufacturing sector. MAC arranges individual meetings between industry trade association executives and Members of Congress, Administration officials, opinion leaders and others. MAC membership is open to trade association executives representing manufacturing industries. Created in 2010.
Trade Association Liaison Council
TALC members are chief executive officers of 40 premier American trade associations who meet monthly in informal, bipartisan, off-the-record sessions to discuss public policy issues. The membership actively builds coalitions for economic growth, reasonable regulatory policies, international trade and other important policy issues. Virtually every sector of American industry is represented in TALC, as well as tens of millions of American employers and workers.