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.
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
Why do we need a PAC?
Why doesn't ASPS just make political contributions?
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 PlastyPAC.
How does PlastyPAC select which candidates to support?
PlastyPAC is 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, please contact
Is there a limit on how much PlastyPAC can contribute to a candidate?
Under the 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