AMPAC is proud to announce the winner of the 2015 AMPAC Belle Chenault Award for Political Participation, Kimberly Moser of Kentucky. As a committed activist on behalf of physicians across the Bluegrass State, Kim has served as Chair of Kentucky Physicians’ PAC (KPPAC) since September 2013 and has been a dedicated volunteer on several campaigns important to medicine. According Nancy Swikert, MD, Treasurer of KPPAC, “[Kim Moser’s] dedication, zeal, political contacts, and unmatched political acumen have revitalized KPPAC since she assumed the role of chair just over a year ago.” In just her first year as KPPAC Chair, KPPAC receipts grew by 16%!
On April 15-19, AMPAC (the AMA’s political action committee) hosted the 2015 edition of the Campaign School in Arlington, VA. The passage of the SGR repeal (H.R. 2) in the U.S. Senate on April 14 set the tone for a very excited and engaged group of participants. There were a total of 28 participants: 19 physicians, 4 medical students, 4 spouses and one state society staffer. The participants came from 18 states: AZ, CA, DC, HI, IL, KS, KY, LA, MORE
The AMPAC Candidate Workshop was held on February 20-22, 2015 at Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, VA. As was the case in 2014, the Workshop saw a high level of interest, with 37 attendees, including 29 physicians, 4 medical students and 4 spouses. The attendees hailed from 24 states: AZ, CA, DC, GA, ID, IL, IN, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NV, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WI. Attendees of note included: Jeffrey Copeland, MORE
On January 17, AMPAC conducted the first Regional Grassroots and Campaign Seminar of 2015 in Jefferson City, MO as part of the Missouri State Medical Association’s (MSMA) Grassroots Advocacy Training Workshop. Approximately 40 physicians and friends of medicine were in attendance, including AMA immediate Past Chair David O. Barbe, MD, MHA and MSMA President Jeffrey Copeland, MD. The Workshop coincided with the opening of the Missouri’s legislative session, as MSMA looks to make progress on priority items like restoring a MORE