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ACCP Report - June 2019

Advancing Clinical Pharmacy Through Advocacy – How Does ACCP-PAC Represent You?

Consistent with all ACCP initiatives, ACCP-PAC is member driven and managed by a governing council responsible for determining how PAC money is spent. To expand on and develop member engagement in the PAC, the College recently launched an effort to recruit a PAC captain to represent each PRN. ACCP is excited about this opportunity to enhance members’ understanding of the PAC and how it supports the College’s overall advocacy efforts.

Despite frustration with the well-documented political dysfunction in Washington, the College is confident that the core policy driving its effort to establish Medicare coverage for comprehensive medication management (CMM) services is fundamentally sound. During its many Hill visits, the College has experienced little, if any, objection to the policy position and messaging that CMM improves the quality of patient care by helping “get the medications right.”

Looking ahead to the remainder of the 116th Congress and the 2020 presidential elections, it is vital that ACCP provide support for its friends on Capitol Hill in order to ensure that these leaders remain in Washington and continue to advance policies that meaningfully address the health care issues the nation currently faces.

Political Action Committee (PAC) contributions are a constitutionally protected part of the U.S. political system under the First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech. ACCP-PAC is the only means through which the College can provide financial support for candidates for Congress. ACCP is well-positioned to become one of the most prominent pharmacy PACs in Washington. To do this, the College needs the widespread support of its members. ACCP members are asked to consider donating at least $25 to ACCP-PAC. CLICK HERE to learn more and make a PAC contribution.