November 2020 Volume LV Number 6

 
 
 
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PAC Corner

November 2020 Volume LV Number 6

Candidates Supported for 2020 Congressional Election Cycle...and More!
 
In late August, we emailed all AAPD PAC-eligible members (Active, Life, Affiliate, and Postdoctoral Student) to share a link to the 2020 AAPD PAC An- nual Report. I strongly encourage all AAPD mem- bers to review the report.1
 
This report recognizes our contributors, highlights our activi- ties, and demonstrates how your PAC is THE BIG ADVOCATE for little teeth.
 
We also included a link to an inspirational keynote address by AAPD Congressional Liaison Dr. Heber Simmons Jr., in Wash- ington, D.C., in March, 2020.2 This encapsulates the role that all pediatric dentists can play in advocating for optimal oral health for all children.
 
I want to thank all of you who have supported the AAPD PAC in the current dues cycle.
 
As noted on pages six of the AAPD PAC Annual Report, here are candidates supported by the AAPD PAC in the 2020 Congressional election cycle.
 
? House members denoted with this symbol signed onto a FY 2021 Dear Colleague Letter in support of Title VII Pediatric Dentistry appropriations, which was generated by Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Calif. 26th). This is AAPD’s number one federal appropriations priority.
 
Senate
Illinois
Dick Durbin
 
Iowa
Joni Ernst
 
Kentucky
Mitch McConnell
 
Louisiana
Bill Cassidy
 
Maine
Susan Collins
 
Mississippi
Cindy Hyde-Smith
 
Montana
Steve Daines
 
New Hampshire
Jean Shaheen
 
Oregon
Jeff Merkley
 
Rhode Island
Jack Reed
 
South Carolina
Lindsay Graham
 
Utah
Mitt Romney
 
House
Alabama
Mo Brooks
 
Arizona
Paul Gosar
 
Arkansas
Steve Womack
 
California
Lucille Roybal Allard 
Julia Brownley 
Salud Carbajal
Anna Eshoo ? 
Barbara Lee 
Mike Levin ? 
Katie Porter 
Kristi Smith 
Jackie Speier ? 
Eric Swalwell
 
Colorado
Diana DeGette
 
Connecticut 
Joe Courtney 
Rosa DeLauro 
John Larson ?
 
Florida
Gus Bilirakis
 
Georgia
Drew Ferguson
 
Idaho
Mike Simpson
 
Illinois 
Danny Davis 
Rodney Davis
 
Indiana
Jackie Walorski
 
Kansas
Sharice Davids
 
Kentucky
Brett Guthri
 
Maine
Chellie Pingree ?
 
Maryland
Elijah Cummings 
Andy Harris- physician 
Steny Hoyer
Dutch Ruppersberger ?
 
Massachusetts
Richard Neal
 
Michigan
Fred Upton
 
Minnesota 
Betty McCollum 
Steve Palazzo
 
Mississippi 
Michael Guest 
Trent Kelly
 
Nevada
Mark Amodei
 
New Jersey 
Frank Pallone 
Jeff Van Drew ?
 
New York 
Yvette Clarke 
Grace Meng
Hakeem Jeffries ?
 
North Carolina 
Virginia Foxx 
David Price
 
Oklahoma
Tom Cole
 
Tennessee
Chuck Fleischmann 
Mark Green
 
Texas
Brian Babin 
Kevin Brady 
Michael Burgess 
Henry Cuellar 
Kay Granger 
Van Taylor
 
Vermont
Peter Welch ?
 
Washington 
Derek Kilmer 
Rick Larsen 
Kim Schrier
 
Wisconsin 
Mark Pocan 
Bryan Steil
 
Indicates dentist member of Congress
There are also 49 additional signers of the Dear Colleague letter that the AAPD PAC supported who are listed in the Annual Report.
 
I also want to thank all those AAPD leaders who helped deliver AAPD PAC checks in this election cycle, whether via Zoom fund-raiser events or (in a few cases) in person. View photos in PDF below.
 
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. Clifford R. Hartmann, D.D.S., F.A.A.P.D., PAC Steering Committee Chair
 
1https://www.aapd.org/globalassets/media/pac/2020-pac-annual-report-final.pdf
2The keynote can be viewed with the access password of AAPD: https://vimeo.com/videoreviewlink/
3https://www.aapd.org/globalassets/media/advocacy/fy2021-pediatric-dentistry-appropriations-dear-colleague-letter-with-signers.pdf
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