Supporting the right candidates in state elections is one of the few tools we have to ensure that the practice of medicine is enhanced by State action, not inhibited by it. Delaware Medical Political Action Committee (DELPAC) makes contributions* to the campaigns of state politicians who are pro-health care. This non-profit, voluntary, and independent committee consists of individual physicians and their spouses, and is not affiliated with any political party. Obviously, the more members we have the more funds at our disposal, and the more candidates we can support. Your contribution strengthens MSD’s voice in Delaware’s political arena.
Furthermore, when you support DELPAC, you also receive the added benefits of membership in AMPAC, the AMA’s political action committee, as a portion of your contribution is given to AMPAC. Those funds can then be used to support physician-friendly candidates in national elections and they open access for us to AMPAC’s resources for our political activities.
*Contributions to DELPAC/AMPAC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.
Voluntary political contributions by individuals to DELPAC/AMPAC should be written on personal checks. Funds from corporations will be used for political education activities and/or state election activities where allowed. Contributions are not limited to suggested amounts. $100 of the suggested contribution amount is transmitted to AMPAC for physicians and $10 for a student or resident.
Neither the AMA nor its constituent state associations will favor or disadvantage anyone based upon the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions. Voluntary political contributions are subject to limitations of FEC regulations. DELPAC is a separate segregated fund established by the Medical Society of Delaware.
Contributions made to DELPAC by Credit Card or by personal check are non-refundable. Contributions intended for DELPAC cannot be combined with contributions to the Medical Society of Delaware or any of its affiliates. Contributions less than $200 will be evenly divided between DELPAC and AMPAC.