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SpinePAC’s purpose is to work within the federal election process to further the goals of the society through direct involvement in supporting candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. This is accomplished through educating our profession on the importance of political activism and through the financial support of candidates who support the NASS mission of ensuring patient access to the highest quality specialty care.

In short: SpinePAC serves as the voice of our profession in elective politics and is the only PAC solely dedicated to advancing in the interest of the spine care community. The combined voice of more than 6,000 spine care professionals can help ensure the ability to serve our patients is not hindered.

Political Action Committees, or PACs, “are political committees established and administered by corporations, labor unions, membership organizations or trade associations. These committees can only solicit contributions from individuals associated with connected or sponsoring organizations.” (www.fec.gov)  PACs are simply groups of like-minded individuals who pool their resources to achieve a common goal. A PAC can make contributions: to federal candidates running for office of $5,000/election, to state/district/local party committees (combined) of $5,000 per year, and to a national party committee of $15,000/year.

In accordance with federal election law, SpinePAC may only solicit contributions from NASS members in the United States who pay dues or have voting privileges. These members include active, active provisional, lifetime, and candidate members. Foreign nationals cannot contribute to SpinePAC. Contributions to SpinePAC are entirely voluntary.

SpinePAC is funded through non-tax exempt, personal contributions from individuals in NASS’s “restricted class.”The restricted class includes any NASS member that is actively paying dues. At no time can an individual that is “prospective” contribute to SpinePAC.

Who may be solicited on behalf of SpinePAC:
  • - Executive & administrative staff of the association
  • - Active individual NASS members
  • - Families of these groups

Contributions may be made online through our DONATE page.

Questions regarding SpinePAC should be directed to the DC Office at (630) 230-3671 or via email.