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ACCP Report - September 2019

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

Consistent with other ACCP initiatives, the ACCP Political Action Committee (ACCP-PAC) is member driven and managed by a Governing Council, which is responsible for deciding how PAC money is spent. To expand on and develop member engagement in the PAC, ACCP recently launched an effort to recruit a PAC captain to represent each PRN. The College 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, ACCP 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 election, 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.

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 way in which the College can provide financial support for candidates for Congress. With its more than 17,000 members, ACCP is in a position to become one of the most prominent pharmacy PACs in Washington. To do this, the College needs the widespread support of its membership. All ACCP members should consider donating at least $25 to ACCP-PAC. CLICK HERE to support your PAC today.