With the pivotal 2016 elections just weeks away and on the minds of voters nationwide, ACEP16 is the perfect opportunity for emergency physicians to demonstrate their commitment to political and grassroots advocacy on behalf of the specialty. As in years past, ACEP council members stepped up to the plate during the NEMPAC Council Challenge to ensure that emergency medicine stays at the top of the leaderboard among medical PACs and continues to be a strong, respected voice in Washington, D.C.
Prior to and during the ACEP Council meeting over the weekend, NEMPAC collected nearly $300,000 from Council members. Combined with thousands of donations this year by ACEP members across the country, NEMPAC is well on its way to exceeding the $1 million goal set by the ACEP Board of Directors in 2016. Along with more than $1 million collected from ACEP members last year, NEMPAC was able to contribute $1.8 million to 26 Senate candidates and 208 House races.
NEMPAC serves a vital role in advancing ACEP’s legislative agenda and in broadening ACEP’s visibility with Congress. NEMPAC’s growth has allowed us to be involved in more congressional races and has expanded our influence on Capitol Hill.