May 2020 Volume LV Number 3

 
 
 
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PAC Corner

March 2020 Volume LV Number 2

Kudos to the SouthEastern and NorthCentral Dirstricts
The AAPD PAC Steering Committee again held a competition in 2019 among the five AAPD districts to determine which district is the top AAPD PAC supporter in terms of number of contributors and total hard dollars raised.1  The final numbers can be found in the PDF below.
 
As you can see in the PDF, the Southeastern District had the largest number of contributors (234). The NorthCentral District provided the largest amount of hard dollars ($24,866). The Southeastern and NorthCentral Districts will be recognized at the AAPD PAC Reception during AAPD 20 in Nashville. This will take place from 4 – 5 p.m., on Friday, May 22, 2020.
 
We thank all AAPD PAC contributors in 2019. With a new year (2020) you should consider either becoming a PAC contributor for the first time (the voluntary recommended support level for new dentists is only $100) or for previous contributors increasing your support to the next level such as Cabinet ($500-999) or Patriot ($1000 and above). You can contribute online at: https://www.aapd.org/advocacy/pac_contributions/.
 
PAC Check Deliveries Off to a Strong Start for 2020 Elections
The AAPD PAC has already contributed about one-third of anticipated contributions for this cycle. Decisions about additional Members/Candidates to support will be made at the PAC Steering Committee meeting in Washington, D.C., on March 1, 2020.
 
Below are two recent highlights:
 
On Nov.14, 2019, the AAPD PAC hosted a reception in Wash- ington, D.C. for Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-9th N.Y.). The fund-raising event was held at the offices of Hogan Lovells (AAPD’s D.C. lobbying firm) and was also supported by ADPAC and AAOMS PAC. Earlier in 2019 Congresswoman Clarke introduced H.R. 996  in the House of Representatives, legislation that would make dental faculty loan repayment awards non-taxable to individual recipients.
 
PAC Vice Chair Dr. Cliff Hartmann attended a local fund-raiser last September for Congress- man Mark Pocan (D-Wisc. 2nd), who is a member of  the House Appropriations Committee.
 
For further information about the AAPD PAC, please contact PAC Secretary C. Scott Litch at (312) 337-2169 ext. 29 or slitch@aapd.org.
 
Dr. Warren A. Brill, PAC Steering Committee Chair
 
1Remember that if you want your dollars applied directly to candidate support, please make your PAC contribution via a personal credit card or check. Such support counts as "hard dollars’ for a PAC. Contributions from a corporate account must be applied to "soft dollars", which can be used for PAC administrative and related advocacy expenses but not direct candidate support.
2Due to some members who contributed twice during 2019, the actual unduplicated count of individual contributors is slightly under
1000.

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