Already in 2018, the ACR/ARHP has celebrated many advocacy victories for the rheumatology community. These accomplishments were achieved with RheumPAC resources, funds raised to advocate for our interests to lawmakers and their staff in 2017.
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In 2017, RheumPAC saw a 4% increase in participation by ACR/ARHP members from 2016. We were able to support federal candidates with $114,500 in contributions to campaign committees and healthcare-specific leadership PACs.
Five ACR committees boasted 100% participation in RheumPAC in 2017, up from just three in 2016. They were the RheumPAC Committee, the Government Affairs Committee, the ARHP Executive Committee, the Foundation Executive Committee, the ACR Executive Committee and Board of Directors. Contributions from other committees ranged from 20–80% of members investing in our PAC.
The RheumPAC Portal
The new RheumPAC donor portal was unveiled in October 2017 and allows you to invest in RheumPAC from your phone or tablet through a mobile-friendly site. You can also set up recurring payments to divide annual investments into monthly or quarterly payments—or schedule your annual payment to recur each year so you don’t forget. Further, you can access your history of investments at any time and alter or make additional payments whenever it’s convenient for you.
Join RheumPAC in 2018
RheumPAC has kicked off 2018 fundraising, and we hope you will support rheumatology advocacy with an investment this year. We cannot celebrate our accomplishments without RheumPAC resources. This is a midterm election year. Invest today, and help us make sure Congress is leading the fight for access to care for our patients and policies that support rheumatology providers.