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ACC PAC. January 2009. Advancing Quality Cardiovascular Care through… Science Education Advocacy. The Path to Power. Cardiologists must work together to fulfill the advocacy component of ACC’s mission: Combining voices to impact the political process

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acc pac
ACC PAC
  • January 2009
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Advancing
  • Quality Cardiovascular Care through…

Science

Education

Advocacy

the path to power
The Path to Power
  • Cardiologists must work together to fulfill the advocacy component of ACC’s mission:
    • Combining voices to impact the political process
    • Combining resources to send a powerful message to Congress
    • Combining power to preserve healthcare
acc pac mission
ACC PACMission
  • Contribute to the campaigns of those Members of Congress who support the College’s legislative agenda
  • Gain BETTER access to high profile legislators, especially committee chairs and leadership
  • Build grassroots and fundraising potential to bring about election results favorable to our advocacy goals
acc pac criteria for political contributions
ACC PAC Criteria for Political Contributions

The PAC Board considers the following criteria

in determining political disbursements:

1. Leadership position

2. Committee assignment

3. Past voting record on OUR issues

4. Medical profession: MD, DO, etc.

5. Personal relationship with ACC member

6. Likelihood to win – polls, district

acc pac disbursements to candidates in the 2006 election cycle 2005 and 2006
ACC PAC : Disbursements to Candidates in the 2006 Election Cycle(2005 and 2006)
  • Contributions made to 120 candidates, leadership PACs and party committees
  • Total of $441,100 disbursed
  • 74% given to Republicans
  • 26% given to Democrats
acc pac disbursements to candidates in the 2008 election cycle 2007 and 2008
ACC PAC: Disbursements to Candidates in the 2008 Election Cycle(2007 and 2008)
  • Contributions made to over 250 candidates, leadership PACs and party committees
  • Total of $997,289 disbursed
  • 56% given to Democrats
  • 44% given to Republicans
  • Our influence is growing, but our competitors are still giving more
why contribute to acc pac
Why Contribute to ACC PAC?
  • 100% of your personal contributions are used to support the election of pro-physician candidates to Congress
  • Currently, only 7% of our members contribute to ACC PAC
  • Other specialty groups have better-funded PACs, giving them an advantage at the decision making table: more funds = greater access
giving to acc pac
Giving to ACC PAC
  • Only U.S. members can donate to the PAC
  • Need personal funds,not corporate- only personal contributions can be used for political giving
  • ACC PAC can solicit from over 25,000Members
    • In 2005, ACC PAC raised $625,726
      • 1,541 Contributors
    • In 2006, ACC PAC raised $522,628
      • 1,200 Contributors
    • In 2007, ACC PAC raised $607,135
      • 1,731 Contributors
    • In 2008, ACC PAC raised $646,602
      • 1,862 Contributors
acc pac financial overview
ACC PAC: Financial Overview

2008 Election Cycle:

  • $1,253,737 raised in 2007 and 2008

(includes both “hard” and “soft” receipts)

  • 2,707 individuals contributed
  • Average per contributor = $463
acc pac goals 2009
ACC PAC Goals: 2009
  • $1000 from 1000 Campaign
  • 100% BOT Participation
  • 100% BOG Participation
  • Improve hard dollar ratio

(36% of 2008 contributions were soft dollars)

  • Increase number of contributors

(1,862 in 2008)

acc pac 2009 bot bog giving
ACC PAC 2009:BOT & BOG Giving
  • 95 members total
  • 36 have given in 2009
  • 38% participation
  • 30 have joined $1000 from 1000 Campaign
  • Please give today!
for more information
For more information…

Pleasevisit:

www.accpacweb.org

for more information1
For more information…

Or contact:

Nick Morse

Associate Director,

Political & Legislative Affairs

[email protected]

202-375-6372

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