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The Strength of CAP Advocacy

The CAP is structured to allow for maximum impact in advocating for pathologists and the pathology profession. As the only pathologists’ society set up as a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization, we provide direct lobbying to Congress and other legislative and regulatory bodies on issues important to pathology and laboratory practice. This status allows the CAP to organize a political action committee (PathPAC) to support candidates for political office sympathetic to the pathologist cause. To date, CAP members have contributed $4.4 million to PathPAC since 2009.

With a Washington, DC-based staff of 33 employees including legislative and regulatory lobbyists and analysts, our nonprofit status fully empowers the CAP to advocate for pathology and lead the entire pathology community for decades in its efforts to ensure a favorable economic and regulatory environment for pathologists and clinical laboratories.

Why the CAP’s Advocacy is Stronger Than Others

College of American Pathologists American Society for Clinical Pathology Association for Molecular Pathology United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology Association of Pathology Chairs
Has a 501(c)6 Tax Status Check Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle
Has Unlimited Lobbying Capability Check Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle
Spends Over $1.0 Million on Federal Legislative Lobbying Check Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle
Has a Political Action Committee Check Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle
Has a Robust State Advocacy Program Check Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle Times Circle

Sources: ProPublica Nonprofit Explorer, OpenSecrets: Center for Responsive Politics, organization websites and 990 forms.

Learn more about what the CAP’s advocacy resources achieve by reading our Annual Report.