A strong, united voice for surgery is essential to effective advocacy. That's why the American College of Surgeons Professional Association (ACSPA) political action committee, ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC, promotes access to the highest-quality surgical resources for patients and surgeons every day. The ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC is governed by an appointed Board of Directors including Fellows, Young Fellows, Associate Fellows, and Residents representing numerous specialties.
Since 2002, SurgeonsPAC has been committed to:
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In 2001, ACS leadership voted unanimously to establish the ACSPA, a 501c(6) affiliated corporation offering a broader range of activities and services benefiting surgeons and patients, including an expanded legislative advocacy program featuring a political action committee. The formation of the 501c(6) ensures that the College can maintain the standard-setting education and credentialing efforts that remain at the core of its mission while leveraging important advocacy and health policy priorities. For more information about ACSPA programs, visit SurgeonsVoice.org and SurgeonsPAC.org.
Annual dues dollars are not used to fund or support the College’s political activities. All political efforts are financed through voluntary, personal contributions from ACSPA members made directly to the ACSPA-SurgeonsPAC. A small portion of dues receipts, typically 3 to 5 percent, are retained by the ACSPA to finance the legislative advocacy program, and as a result, are not deductible from federal income taxes as a business expense. Additional information is listed on the annual dues statement.