About the PAC
What is NEMPAC?
Recognizing the growing importance of political action committees, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) established the National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (NEMPAC) in 1980. NEMPAC is a voluntary, nonprofit, unincorporated association operating as a separate segregated fund of ACEP. NEMPAC is empowered to solicit, directly or indirectly, and accept voluntary personal contributions from ACEP members, and to make expenditures in connection with the election of candidates for federal office.
Why did ACEP form a PAC?
ACEP has an ambitious legislative agenda due to the many issues that affect access to emergency medical care and the practice of emergency medicine. NEMPAC is a critical tool to help ACEP promote our legislative goals and express the concerns of emergency medicine to Members of Congress. It is the financial vehicle through which ACEP members can support the election or re-election of congressional candidates who share their commitment to emergency medicine.
NEMPAC pools smaller donations from individual ACEP members, donating them in one larger, and more impressive contribution on behalf of the entire profession.
Who Delivers NEMPAC Contributions?
ACEP members including ACEP Board members, NEMPAC Board members, state chapter leaders, and 911 Network members, as well as ACEP staff, deliver NEMPAC contributions. ACEP gives priority to participating in smaller healthcare-specific meetings and fundraisers when donating NEMPAC funds. The smaller events allow the candidates to focus solely on healthcare issues and to hear ACEP’s concerns and priorities in the current Congress. NEMPAC also participates in events and meetings back home in the state and district where ACEP members can deliver a check personally to their Member of Congress.