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AMPAC Award for Political Participation

Nominations for the 2021 AMPAC Award for Political Participation have closed.

The AMPAC Award for Political Participation recognizes an AMA or AMA Alliance member for outstanding accomplishment through volunteer activities in a political campaign or a significant health care related election issue such as a ballot initiative or referendum. If the member is a political candidate, the individual may not be nominated for work on their own campaign’s behalf. The award honors one national winner every other year. The Board of Directors of the American Medical Association Political Action Committee (AMPAC), which makes the final determination of the winner, requires nominations to meet these conditions:

The following criteria should be used in selecting a nominee:

Degree of participation. The nominee must have made a significant time commitment to the campaign.

Quality of participation. The nominee must have played a vital role in the campaign. Examples of involvement and activities are:

Previous nominees. Previous nominees may be nominated again, but previous winners are not eligible for the award a second time.

Nominations must be accompanied by:

Please note that a victory in the campaign/initiative is not essential for demonstrating the significance of the nominee’s efforts.

Any documentation submitted must relate directly to the qualifying activities and should be succinct. Nominees are encouraged to submit only those materials that will inform the AMPAC Board’s deliberations.

The winning nominee will receive special recognition during the AMPAC Board Chair’s speech before the House of Delegates or during the AMPAC luncheon at the AMA Annual Meeting in Chicago. The winning nominee will also receive free admittance (including airfare and hotel expenses) to a future AMPAC political education program (campaign school or candidate workshop) in Washington, DC.