What is PlastyPAC?
PlastyPAC is a group of plastic surgeons who work together to raise
money and make contributions to political campaigns. PlastyPAC only
supports politicians who work to improve health care, patient care and
the future of plastic surgery. Through this support, PlastyPAC helps
elect individuals who promote policies that improve the lives of our
physicians and our patients.
Why is PlastyPAC important to me?
Through PlastyPAC, ASPS members can speak with one voice so elected
officials clearly hear our position on policies that affect our patients
and specialty. A strong PAC allows us to impact change that will
positively affect both you and your patients.
Why do we need a PAC? Why doesn't ASPS just make political
Federal law prohibits organizations like the American Society of Plastic
Surgeons from contributing to political campaigns. Instead, ASPS must
have a separate entity – or PAC – that takes part in these activities.
Where does my PlastyPAC contribution go?
100 percent of your personal contribution to PlastyPAC directly supports
candidates who work to further ASPS’s public policy issues. Every dollar
raised is seen by members of Congress as further evidence that ASPS has
the support of a strong network of like-minded physicians. Every dollar
will better position our success in advocating on issues that will
affect your practice and your patients.
The Federal Election
Commission (FEC) allows individuals to give $5,000 per calendar year to
How does PlastyPAC select which candidates to support?
managed by a Board of Governors, composed of a cross section of ASPS
members. The board meets regularly to discuss legislative issues,
fundraising, and candidate distributions. During these meetings,
PlastyPAC identified politicians who have supported our public policy
issues. The Board also takes member recommendations under consideration
during this process.
To make a recommendation to the Board,
Is there a limit on how much PlastyPAC can contribute to a candidate?
jurisdiction of the Federal Election Commission (FEC), PACs can
contribute up to $5,000 to a candidate committee per election (primary,
general, or special). They can also give up to $15,000 annually to any
national party committee, and $5,000 annually to any other PAC.