In 1961 the members at the AMA realized the need for an advocacy arm to enhance the mission of the AMA and preserve the guidance set forth by its very own democratic and representative body of members.  That year, AMPAC was created as the first non-union Political Action Committee (PAC) in the United States and has been advancing the mission of the AMA ever since.  Today, after 60 years, we look back at the incredible achievements made by AMPAC and its lasting impact for physicians and medicine. 

To celebrate, AMPAC is holding a promotional sweepstakes that includes a Grand Prize package trip for two to Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2022. The lucky Grand Prize winner of “AMPAC’s 60th Anniversary Celebration Giveaway” will travel to Washington, DC, for 4 days/3 nights where they will settle in at the beautiful and historic Hay-Adams Hotel located by the White House surrounded by the most iconic institutions, historic landmarks, and scenic outdoor squares in our nation’s Capital. Washington is steeped in rich history, and this trip will be an unforgettable way to explore this unique American City and experience all it has to offer.

Additional runner-up prizes include three sets of U.S. Capitol Marble Block Bookends with a certificate of authenticity and three autographed Dr. Fauci Bobblehead dolls.

All 2021 Capitol Club members are automatically entered in the drawing and the lucky winners will be announced during AMPAC’s Capitol Club event at the AMA’s 2021 November Interim meeting in Orlando, Florida.


Click here for official sweepstakes rules and to learn more.

AMPAC Statement Concerning Candidate Contributions in the 2022 Election Cycle As healers, physicians abhor violence. We were shocked and dismayed by the events of January 6 at the United States Capitol. Presently, the AMPAC Board of Directors will begin its normal process of considering contributions to candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. The January votes of incumbent members of Congress will be considered as part of our decision-making process throughout the 2022 cycle. AMPAC will not make any campaign contributions to members of Congress who voted to decertify the electoral college results in the wake of violent acts at the Capitol for the next six months. We acknowledge our fiduciary responsibility to pursue our duties with due diligence and to maintain our bipartisan reputation in support of the AMA’s federal advocacy agenda.

Upcoming Events

The AMPAC Board of Directors cordially invites 2021 Capitol Club members to attend a special Capitol Club Virtual Event on Monday, November 15th at 12:00 pm CT with guest speaker Amy Walter, political analyst and Editor-in-Chief of the Cook Political Report. Walter will lead a discussion on the political landscape today and take questions live during the event. Register today!

Please note the Capitol Club virtual event is restricted to current 2021 Capitol Club members only. Contact with questions.

AMPAC is hosting a Zoom virtual booth during the AMA’s Special Meeting of the House of Delegates. Please visit us if you have any questions regarding your 2021 membership status or to make your 2022 AMPAC contribution. To view AMPAC’s booth schedule and hours of operation, click here. You will also find AMPAC’s Zoom Link to access on the virtual booth on this page as well.