The WISMedPAC Board set a goal to raise $100,000 in 2015 when it met earlier this month. In 2014, WISMedPAC and WISMedDIRECT raised almost $80,000, an increase of nearly $35,000 over 2013. So far, $12,000 has been raised in 2015.
“As a new member to the WISMedPAC Board, I can’t emphasize enough the value of being politically active through action, as well as through financial contributions. I recently attended Doctor Day (March 11) in Madison and was greatly impressed by the physician participation,” said WISMedPAC board member Amy Liepert, MD. “The sea of white coats that entered the Capitol building reassured me that our legislators heard our voices. Combining grassroots advocacy with political giving is a powerful and important way to make sure physicians, and our patients, have a voice.”
Much attention was focused on the gubernatorial campaign last year, but 2015 will feature a Wisconsin Supreme Court race in April and many local races. And of course, candidates are already gearing up for the 2016 presidential, senate and congressional races.
Contributing through WISMedPAC, the Society’s political action committee, and WISMedDIRECT, the Society’s conduit, are two simple ways to become politically active. WISMedDIRECT allows physicians to make contributions directly to the candidate or candidates they choose.
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