AMPAC is the bipartisan political action committee of the American Medical Association. AMPAC’s mission is to find and support candidates for Congressional offices, whether it is a new candidate for office who will make physicians and patients a top priority, or a candidate running for reelection who has proven to be a friend of medicine.
AMPAC is an important part of the AMA’s overall advocacy efforts, because it gives physicians a tangible means to support candidates who will help medicine in Congress. AMPAC supports candidates entirely with money raised from membership dues from AMPAC members, therefore a contribution made to a candidate by AMPAC represents the support of thousands of physicians who themselves contributed to AMPAC.
AMPAC employs a “no-rigid-litmus-test” policy when deciding whether to support a candidate, looking at their entire body of work and overall record on issues important to medicine. AMPAC encourages candidates to refuse contributions from tobacco companies as well as any organization that opposes evidence-based public health measures to reduce firearm violence. AMPAC believes every candidate for political office must support the democratic process and never take steps or support steps by others to subvert it.
AMPAC also strives to help more physicians get personally involved in politics, and holds workshops each year to educate physicians about the intricacies of politics and political campaigns. There are several levels to show your AMPAC support, click here to learn more about AMPAC’s contribution levels.
AMPAC can be contacted at the following address:
25 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001