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This presentation was given on April 7, 2014 as part of FMCC 2014. The presentation gave a brief update on how AAFP's federal political action committee is giving family medicine a "seat at the table" …

This presentation was given on April 7, 2014 as part of FMCC 2014. The presentation gave a brief update on how AAFP's federal political action committee is giving family medicine a "seat at the table" as Congress discusses health issues.

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  • 1. The purpose of FamMedPAC: To elect candidates to the United States Congress who support AAFP’s legislative goals and objectives. FamMedPAC: The ONLY political organization that promotes family medicine.
  • 2. We don't give to D's, We don't give to R's, We give to I's: Incumbents whose votes support Family Medicine. *All PAC contributions approved by the FamMedPAC Board of Directors CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS
  • 3. 2014 Election Cycle Campaign Contributions $541,000 to 106 Candidates 46% to Republicans, 54% to Democrats
  • 4. Who Can Give to FamMedPAC? •Active Members of AAFP •Life Members of AAFP •Resident Members of AAFP •Student Members of AAFP •AAFP Staff – Including Chapter Staff! Not allowed to give: •Foreign Nationals •Non-members
  • 5. If every AAFP member contributed just $100, we would have more than $10 million –FamMedPAC would be the largest medical PAC in the country. 2014 Election Cycle Donations to FamMedPAC $594,893 from 2,550 AAFP Members Average contribution of $233
  • 6. 2013 -- Physician PACs Organization 2013 PAC Receipts American Society of Anesthesiologists $1,875,000 American Dental Association $1,776,229 American Assn of Orthopaedic Surgeons $1,764,642 American College of Radiology $1,392,708 American College of Emergency Physicians $1,078,443 American Academy of Ophthalmology $824,000 The American College of Ob-Gyns $653,500 American Academy of Dermatology Assn $619,397 American College of Surgeons $606,149 American College of Cardiology $509,440 American Osteopathic Association $482,166 American Academy of Family Physicians $435,250
  • 7. 13-14 Total Donations Ranking: (1) California: $45,373.00 (2) Texas: $33,621.00 (3) Illinois: $26,377.00 (4) Ohio: $26,005.00 (5) Pennsylvania: $21,880.00 (6) Tennessee $21,439.00 (7) Massachusetts $21,392.00 (8) North Carolina $20,946.98 (9) New York: $19,236.00 (10) Georgia: $18,751.00 13 – 14 Chapter Percentage Ranking: (1) Connecticut: 10.5% (2) South Dakota: 8.06% (3) Rhode Island: 7.69% (4) Puerto Rico 7.65% (5) Montana: 7.24% (6) Mississippi: 7.04% (7) Nebraska: 6.46% (8) Alaska 5.55% (9) New Hampshire 5.48% (10) New Mexico 5.29%
  • 8. The FamMedPAC CHAPTER AWARDS! 2013 Chapter Award Winners • Small: Montana Chapter • Medium: Massachusetts Chapter • Large: California Chapter • Highest Percentage: Connecticut Chapter • Presented every year at ALF-NCSC • Small, Medium and Large Chapter Awards • Highest amount raised in previous year for FamMedPAC in each chapter category • One award for highest percentage of donors
  • 9. What can you do? Be a Club George Donor! 10% Donating at Club George = $3.85 million!
  • 10. Visit www.fammedpac.org to lean more and to contribute today! More Information? If you are not at the table, you are on the menu!