Health care costs are at the heart of the recent political debate. The Wisconsin Medical Society needs every advantage to promote sensible health care legislation and to protect physician practices from harmful legislation. Please help us protect you and your patients by becoming involved in these political opportunities. WISMedPAC and WISMedDIRECT are political action accounts that allow physicians, and others who support our mission, to take an active role in the political process.
WISMedDIRECT—the Society’s conduit—is like having your own political checking account at the Society. YOU control your contributions. If you want to attend a political fundraiser or send money to a candidate, let us know and we’ll send the contribution (from your funds) on your behalf. When we receive solicitations to campaigns we think you might support, we will provide you that information as well. The best part is you get the credit as your name appears on the letter we send with the check and so does the Society for collecting and aggregating the contribution to the candidate or committee. It’s really a win-win.
WISMedPAC— the Society’s political action committee—makes contributions to Wisconsin state candidates and political committees who are in key races, are in leadership roles or are identified as being pro health care. Contributions are made in the name of WISMedPAC and are at the direction of the WISMedPAC Board of Directors. Physicians keep a lower profile because the checks do not identify individual contributors.
To learn more about these political programs, contact Heidi Green at 608.442.3720.
Contribute to WISMedPAC/WISMedDIRECT
To mail your contribution:
Click here to download and print a contribution form. Contributions can be made either with a check or credit card. If you send your credit card information, you may select a one-time contribution or designate multiple contributions throughout the year.
To make an online contribution:
WISMedPAC Board of Directors
The Board is composed of physician members, medical students and residents, and physician spouses from across the state that play an active role in putting a face on medicine in the minds of elected officials.
Chair: John Hartman, MD
Vice Chair: Allan Levin, MD
Secretary-Treasurer: Paul Wertsch, MD