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The APhA-PAC is 100% funded by individual APhA members and is a nonpartisan entity governed by the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Contributions to American Pharmacists Association Political Action Committee (APhA-PAC) are not tax-deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions are limited to personal funds of $5,000 per person annually. You must be a U.S. citizen or lawfully admitted permanent residence in the U.S. in order to contribute. Contributions to the APhA-PAC will be used to support federal candidates and other political committees. Contributions are strictly voluntary. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. Any proposed contribution level is merely a suggestion, and you are free to contribute more or less than suggested. Federal law requires the APhA-PAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation, and employer of persons whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.

Mission

To support candidates for federal office who have demonstrated support for pharmacy issues and recognize the value of pharmacists in the health care system

Purpose

To PROMOTE and PROTECT the pharmacy profession The APhA-PAC supports candidates for federal office who have demonstrated support for pharmacists and pharmacy issues and recognize the value of pharmacists in the health care system.

How can you contribute to the APhA-PAC?

Online

Login to pharmacist.com, choose "Advocacy" from the drop down menu, and select "APhA-PAC"

Click here

Text-to-Done

Text “Action” to 50155

You will receive a text back with a link through which to contribute

Check

Mail a personal check to:

APhA-PAC
Attn: Mary-Ryan Douglass
2215 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20037

Cash

Mail your contribution to the same address listed in check. Include documentation regarding your name, address, phone, email, employer, and occupation. Remember the limits regarding cash contributions from anonymous ($50) and known ($100) contributors.

 

APhA-PAC Supported Candidates in 2021

Over 90% of pharmacy allies supported by the APhA-PAC won reelection in 2020.

 
First name Last name State Party Chamber
Kelly Armstrong ND-AL
R
 
House
Lisa Blunt Rochester DE-AL
D
 
House
G.K. Butterfield NC-01
D
 
House
Rodney Davis IL-13
R
 
House
Neal Dunn FL-02
R
 
House
Anna Eshoo CA-18
D
 
House
Maggie Hassan MA
D
 
Senate
Steny Hoyer MD-05
D
 
House
Ron Kind WI-03
D
 
House
David McKinley WV-01
R
 
House
Cathy McMorris Rodgers WA-05
R
 
House
Nancy Pelosi CA-12
D
 
House
Kathleen Rice NY-04
D
 
House
Chuck Schumer NY
D
 
Senate
Paul Tonko NY-20
D
 
House
Peter Welch VT-AL
D
 
House
 

Current APhA-PAC Board of Governors

Steve Firman

Chairman, PAC Board of Governors

Nicki Hilliard

APhA-APPM Representative Governor

Duane Kirking

APhA-APRS Representative Governor

Brooke Kulusich

APhA-ASP Representative Governor

Magaly Rodriguez de Bittner

APhA Board of Trustees Representative Governor

Starlin Haydon-Greatting

At-Large Governor

David Line

At-Large Governor

Norman Tomaka

At-Large Governor

Scott Tomerlin

At-Large Governor

Brian Komoto

GAC Chair - Ex-Officio Non-Voting PAC Board Governor

 
 

The APhA-PAC evaluates contribution decisions based on the following guidelines:

Primary Considerations:

  • The candidate’s position on issues affecting pharmacists and pharmacy practice
  • The character of a candidate, including APhA’s core values of Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Quality, and Accountability
  • The candidate’s leadership or policy-shaping position in their party or chamber
  • The nature and strength of a candidate’s viability in a given election

Additional Considerations

  • APhA member recommendations with additional consideration to PAC donor recommendations
  • APhA member presence in a candidate’s state/district
  • Freshman lawmakers
  • Open-seat candidate with a history of support for or a direct connection to pharmacy practice
  • Contributions to national party committees and caucus committees may be given

The APhA-PAC Will NOT Support

  • A candidate until they have formally declared their intent to seek federal political office
  • Presidential campaigns
  • A government official’s personal defense fund
  • Debt retirement for a candidate
  • Leadership PACs