August 2017
OMSPAC: Our Specialty’s Voice in Washington, D.C.
Why is OMSPAC important to AAOMS and our specialty?
View our new video to learn more about OMSPAC and our role in protecting the specialty.
Blue Dogs are mounting a comeback
The 2010 Republican wave nearly wiped out this group of moderate Democrats.
Read more about how the Blue Dogs have shaped past issues and how they hope to renew that influence heading into the 2018 elections.
Message from Chair
I am very excited for the development of our OMSPAC video! I would like to thank my fellow Board members who worked to develop it over the past three months.

As you’ll hear in the video, OMSPAC champions AAOMS’s pro-OMS agenda by supporting candidates who will listen to our concerns and support our specialty. We can’t all run for Congress so we need to ensure we have representatives there to plead our case for our patients, practices and profession.

Please be sure to make your annual contribution to OMSPAC so we can continue to spread our message. Only 17 percent of AAOMS members currently give to OMSPAC. We can’t protect the specialty without your help — the more who join, the stronger our voice will be.

Joel M. Friedman, DDS
2017 OMSPAC Chair
Uncertain future for health reform
Health reform stalls in the Senate after months of work trying to find a bill that was sellable to both conservative and moderate Republicans.

Read more about how health reform failed to gain enough support in the Senate as well why it faces an uncertain future when Congress resumes session in September.
Include OMSPAC in your Annual Meeting plans
OMSPAC will host its annual contributors reception during the AAOMS Annual Meeting to thank all current contributors for their support.
Thursday, Oct. 12
5 to 7 p.m.
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
Golden Gate A
Formal invitations were recently sent to all current OMSPAC contributors. To attend this signature event, please become a contributor .
OMSs in action
OMSs have delivered $122,500 to candidates while discussing issues of importance to the specialty.

View more photos of your colleagues in action on behalf of OMSPAC and all OMSs.
OMSPAC fundraising status
Between August 1, 2016, and July 31, 2017, OMSPAC raised $375,278 from 16 percent of the membership. That’s down $105,837 from the same time last year. 

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Contributions are completely voluntary and you may give more or less than what is suggested. Contributions to OMSPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes and OMSPAC cannot accept contributions from foreign nationals. Federal law prohibits OMSPAC from using corporate contributions for federal candidates. Contributions from corporate accounts will be deposited into the OMSPAC Administrative Account not the Federal Election Account. The Administrative Account can be used to cover administrative expenses such as OMSPAC staff salaries, printing costs, and mailing costs.