Orthopaedic Advocacy Week
On the final day of Orthopaedic Advocacy Week, AAOS members coalesced around the Orthopaedic Political Action Committee to raise $269,111 from 986 contributors. All 2021 contributors from January 1 through May 31 were automatically entered into an exciting sweepstakes, and two winners were chosen for the trip of a lifetime. If you haven't already done so, we encourage you to get invested with the OrthoPAC and help us move past a divisive election and polarizing start to the new year.
More on the Orthopaedic PAC
Many aspects of orthopaedic practice are affected by decisions made in Washington, DC. The Orthopaedic PAC's (OrthoPAC's) main priority is to give surgeons a voice in these discussions and ensure that PAC contributions are effectively disbursed to advocate for the orthopaedic profession. Here are four fast facts about the OrthoPAC...
- It is the only political action committee dedicated solely to representing orthopaedic surgeons in the nation’s capitol.
- It is nonpartisan and makes political contributions to Democrats, Republicans, Independents, and other party groups who share and support our views.
- It elects and reelects candidates to federal office who understand issues of importance to the care of musculoskeletal patients as well as the maintenance and betterment of the orthopaedic profession.
- It is governed by the PAC Executive Committee which reports to the AAOS Advocacy Council.