College of American Pathologists

CAP Political Action Committee (PathPAC)


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Reports to: Council on Government and Professional Affairs

Charge: PathPAC, the College’s political action committee, plays a crucial role in meeting the College’s legislative goals. By pooling the voluntary contributions of pathologists across the country, PathPAC supports candidates for elected office who have demonstrated their responsiveness to the concerns of our profession. PathPAC helps ensure pathology’s voice is heard on Capitol Hill—and beyond—regarding legislative issues critical to laboratory medicine.

Time Commitment Time Commitment

Number of face-to-face meetings: 2 per year
Length of each meeting: 1 day
Typical meeting days of the week: Saturday

Location of meetings: One in Washington, DC, one in another location

Number of conference calls: 4, 60-90 minute calls per year (bi-monthly, scheduled around the face-to-face meetings, 6 total per year)

Hours of committee work required outside of meetings:
Member: 5 hours/year
Vice Chair: 5 hours/year
Chair: 5 hours/year

Additional travel or time commitments: Minimal

Activities of Committeet Activities of Committee

The PathPAC Board members are the stewards of the College’s Political Action Committee. The Board determines the strategies for member solicitation, as well as the disbursements to federal candidates.

Expertise or Experience Required Expertise or Experience Required

Board members should have a basic knowledge of the political process

Benefits to membership on this committee Benefits to membership on this committee

Board members gain valuable political insight and are provided with opportunities to interact with members of Congress on occasion. Opportunities to speak at CAP meetings.

Representation on committee beyond the CAP: None


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