A strong, united voice for surgery is essential to effective advocacy. That's why the Âé¶¹´«Ã½ Professional Association (ACSPA) political action committee, ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC, promotes access to the highest-quality surgical resources for patients and surgeons every day. The ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC is governed by an appointed Board of Directors including Fellows, Young Fellows, Associate Fellows, and Residents representing numerous specialties.
Since 2002, SurgeonsPAC has been committed to:
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In 2001, Âé¶¹´«Ã½leadership voted unanimously to establish the ACSPA, a 501c(6) affiliated corporation offering a broader range of activities and services benefiting surgeons and patients, including an expanded legislative advocacy program featuring a political action committee. The formation of the 501c(6) ensures that the College can maintain the standard-setting education and credentialing efforts that remain at the core of its mission while leveraging important advocacy and health policy priorities. For more information about ACSPA programs, visit Ìý²¹²Ô»åÌý.
Annual dues dollars are not used to fund or support the Collegeâ€™s political activities. All political efforts are financed through voluntary, personal contributions from ACSPA members made directly to the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC. A small portion of dues receipts, typically 3 to 5 percent, are retained by the ACSPA to finance the legislative advocacy program, and as a result, are not deductible from federal income taxes as a business expense. Additional information is listed on the annual dues statement.
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