What is ANA-PAC?
The American Nurses Association Political Action Committee, ANA-PAC, was established to promote the improvement of the healthcare system in the United States by raising funds from CMA (Constituent Member Associations) members and contributing to support worthy candidates for federal office who have demonstrated their belief in the legislative and regulatory agenda of the American Nurses Association.
For more details about ANA-PAC, please visit our members page.
Does ANA-PAC endorse both Democrats and Republicans?
Yes. ANA-PAC is bi-partisan and works directly with both national parties to recruit and support candidates.
Who can contribute to ANA-PAC?
Pursuant to federal election law, ANA-PAC can only solicit funds from CMA members, their families, and employees of ANA. ANA-PAC can not accept corporate contributions.
How are contributions to ANA-PAC used?
Contributions to ANA-PAC are used to support candidates for federal office. Under federal election law the amounts that may be contributed are limited. Steps must be taken to ensure that contributions to ANA-PAC are strictly voluntary and without coercion. ANA-PAC Board of Trustees members, in partnership with a CMA's leadership, decide which federal candidates merit consideration for endorsement.
Who serves on the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees?
The ANA-PAC Board of Trustees page lists the current members.
How do I get on the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees?
If you are interested in serving on the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees, let your CMA's leadership know as soon as possible. Reccomendations for qualified Board of Trustees candidates are made from CMA's to the ANA-PAC Board of Trustees in even-numbered years (eg. 2008, 2010). Certain minimum criteria must be met before CMA members can submit a name or names to ANA-PAC.
The minimum criteria are listed below.
Be an active CMA member.
Have demonstrated an interest in political activities, as evidenced by:
- Involvement with their CMA-PAC.
- Experience with political campaigns and/or fundraising.
Experience with lobbying at the local, state, or national level.
Be a regular contributor to ANA-PAC.
For additional information on the activities of ANA-PAC please contact:
8515 Georgia Avenue, Suite 400
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Please note: Contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Contributions to ANA-PAC are voluntary and used for political purposes. The amount indicated is merely a guideline and you may contribute more or less than the suggested amount. The Association will not favor or disadvantage anyone by reason of the amount of their contribution, or their decision not to contribute. You may refuse to contribute without reprisal. ANA-PAC only accepts money from eligible ANA members. Non-eligible donations will not be accepted. Federal law requires ANA-PAC to request and report the name, address, occupation and employer for each person whose contributions exceed two hundred dollars ($200.00) or more in a calendar year.