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%!
As a vital cog in the reelection campaign of Representative Diane St. Onge, a longtime friend of Kentucky physicians, Kim served as a strategic planner and consultant to the campaign itself; organized volunteers for precinct walks and parades; assisted with social media outreach; and designed campaign materials. In addition, Kim organized four major fundraisers for the campaign and hosted two such fundraisers personally. She also represented the campaign at community events.
AMPAC will honor Kim at the AMPAC-AMA Alliance Belle Chenault Award Breakfast on June 8 in Chicago, along with fellow nominee Joanne Bergquist of Pennsylvania.
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