posted July 15, 2005
AVMA members will soon notice an increase in the recommended AVMA Political Action Committee contribution on their AVMA dues notice. The Executive Board approved an increase from $50 to $75, on a recommendation from the PAC Policy Board.
Roughly 55 percent of all PAC contributions come from the recommended $50 listed on the AVMA dues notice. Additionally, about 85 percent of all PAC contributors donate $50.
By increasing the recommended donation, the PAC believes it will receive roughly an additional $60,000 annually, or $120,000 per election cycle. The PAC's main goal is to become a $1 million committee by the end of the 2008 election cycle.