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 contributions?
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?
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.