Pharmacy's Political Action Committee of New York State

 

The POLITICAL Power of Community Pharmacy

 

Did you know that each year more than 300 million New Yorkers pass through community pharmacies’ doors?  As one of the most trusted professions more than 12 years in a row, pharmacist's professional guidance is sought and trusted. Because your professional opinion is so valued by members of the public, political power is in your grasp. The Political Action Committee (PAC) is your avenue to use that power. 


Tired of being abused by PBMs? Tired of having your patient base stolen away to mandatory mail order programs?


It’s time to turn the tables and flex your substantial political muscles. 2014 is an election year. Every state Senator and Assembly member is running. Want him/her to visit your pharmacy and listen to your concerns? Then, we are asking you to do the following:


  • Be aware of the issues at hand that are affecting your profession
  • Tune into local campaigns and their rhetoric
  • Get involved
  • Contribute to your PAC

 


CONTRIBUTE NOW!


“Together, we can achieve the extraordinary”

 

About RXPAC of NYS

 It is non profit organization and enables us:

  • To participate in the political process by raising funds for candidates for statewide offices.
  • To promote active participation of pharmacists in government affairs.
  • To increase the political clout of organized pharmacy.



Why you should Join RXPAC of New York

Joining the RXPAC helps PSSNY to develop close relationships with legislators and gets Pharmacy’s concerns on their radar. Having a well-funded PAC gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the political process.  If our voices are not heard, our concerns will never be addressed.   Ensure your legislator does not only hear from the other side.


Who gets the funds from RXPAC?

During current two year political cycle, pharmacists and pharmacy owners throughout New York  have contributed approximately $130,000 to RxPAC. These funds were distributed to candidates running for s NYS Senate and Assembly, and other statewide elected offices. RxPAC funds are managed carefully by the PAC Chairman and PAC Board to maximize political clout for Pharmacy.

What are the contribution limits?
According to NYS Election Law, the Annual Political Contribution Limits are:


  • NYS Corporations - up to a total of $5,000;
  • Individual Citizens - up to a total of $150,000;
  • PACs - no cap on total annual contributions, but PACs must submit periodic financial reports with the NYS Board of Elections.