October 26, 2022
On Sunday, October 23, 2022, the California Medical Association (CMA) Political Action Committee (CALPAC) for the third year in a row shattered all previous fundraising records in its history, raising $232,855 as it launched its 2022-23 membership year at CMA’s 151st House of Delegates. This record figure represents a nearly 10% increase over CALPAC’s 2021 HOD fundraising total.
CALPAC also reports a record increase in donor participation at the 151st House of Delegates with 425 donors contributing. This broad commitment to success is exemplified by nine delegations to the House — the Academic Practice Forum, Administrative Medicine Practice Forum, Community Health Clinics, Medium Group Practice Forum, Organized Medical Staff Section and geographic Districts 1, 2, 5 and 8 — achieving the milestone of all delegates and alternates contributing to CALPAC.
Among these delegations, District 1 and District 8 were recognized as the winners of CALPAC’s Victory Bell, for having the highest average contribution and highest net total contributed, respectively.
Funds donated to CALPAC go directly to support its political advocacy efforts, which help turn policy decisions into advocacy success. CALPAC also prioritizes working to elect more physicians to office, like Jasmeet Bains, M.D., a family practitioner running for the State Assembly this year.
Before House of Delegates began, CALPAC board members had been engaged in a successful program fundraising from their peers. CALPAC also hit an historic total of seven Diamond Level ($6,500) donors to begin its membership year, from Peter N. Bretan, M.D., Jack Chou, M.D., Donaldo Hernandez, M.D., Ramin Manshadi, M.D., Tanya Spirtos, M.D., Robert E. Wailes, M.D., and Roger Wu, M.D.
If you have not yet renewed your annual membership to CALPAC please visit calpac.org/donate today.