The Political Action Committee of the New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, or "The OrthoPAC of NY," is the only state political action committee in New York dedicated solely to representing orthopaedic surgeons. Many aspects of orthopaedic practice are affected by decisions made in Albany. The OrthoPAC of NY's main priority is to give orthopaedic surgeons a voice in these discussions and ensure that PAC contributions are effectively disbursed to advocate for the orthopaedic profession.
About the PAC
OrthoPAC of NY gives orthopaedic surgeons the opportunity to develop relationships with candidates running for state office. The PAC is nonpartisan, contributing to Democrats, Republicans, and other party groups who share and support our views.
By promoting strong working relationships, the PAC establishes an open line of communication between the orthopaedic community and elected officials.
The OrthoPAC of NY is vital to our success on numerous critical fronts, not the least of which are reversing onerous prior authorization practices, defeating scope of practice proposals that would diminish patient outcomes, limiting potential future covid-19-related moratoria on elective procedures, and many other pressing issues.
All contributors to the PAC will have access to:
The OrthoPAC of NY carefully considers many factors before
contributing to a candidate including:
You may recommend a contribution. Please fill out the request form and return it to NYSSOS.
The OrthoPAC of NY appreciates every donor's commitment to our advocacy efforts.President Circle: $1000.00
Chairman's Club: $500.00
Capital Member: $250.00
If you would like to make a donation via check - please make checks payable to: OrthoPAC of NY and Mail to: PO Box 38004, Albany, NY 12203
When the OrthoPAC of NY makes a contribution it sends a strong, collective, and clear message from orthopaedic surgeons to a particular candidate. Simply put: there is strength in numbers.
What is a Political Action Committee (PAC)?
What is the difference between corporate contributions and personal contributions?
Corporate contributions include checks and credit cards cut on a physicians' business account (LLC, PC, or Inc.). Personal contributions are checks and credit cards from a physicians' personal account.The NYS Election Law places aggregate calendar year limits on the amount of political contributions that can be made by individuals and corporations.
For more information about NYS political contribution limits go to the website of the NYS Board of Elections
Please consult your legal counsel if you have any question pertaining to the possible impact of political contributions on the tax exempt status of the corporation.
Who decides where the money goes?
Yes, please fill out the request form and return it to NYSSOS at firstname.lastname@example.org