The government impacts your practice, and you can impact the government. You can make an impact not just after laws have affected your practice, but before legislation can affect your practice. This requires a sustained, organized commitment to providing support for political leaders. AWIR encourages members to donate yearly to the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) RheumPAC.
RheumPAC is the ACR’s nonpartisan political action committee (PAC) that works to elect and support pro-rheumatology candidates. It is the only PAC dedicated to the interests of the rheumatology profession. RheumPAC was created in 2007 with the mission of educating, electing, and supporting federal lawmakers who understand and can positively address the issues that impact rheumatology care providers and their patients.