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Join the GAC

Join the Government Affairs Committee (GAC)

To apply to the Government Affairs Committee, send your resume to
Members serve three‐year terms, which start and end at the conclusion of each Annual
Meeting. To inquire about open positions or for additional questions about joining,
email and include “GAC position” in your subject line.

Qualifications needed to join the Government Affairs Committee:

  • Member of ACNM
  • Agree to a pledge of confidentiality and conflict of interest
  • Demonstrate interest in the political and policy work of ACNM
  • Able to attend most monthly conference calls
  • Able to attend Annual Meetings at least every other year of the term

Job Description for Government Affairs Committee Members:

  • Develop and evaluate political and economic policy related to midwifery practice and women’s health
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the ACNM Legislative Agenda
  • Work with ACNM Federal Lobbyist and the Director of Government Relations to coordinate and implement ACNM legislative efforts
  • Initiate and coordinate the ACNM grassroots response for political change 
  • Serve as resources for local chapters/affiliates and states for political action on state and federal legislative issues

Calling All Students!  If you are a CM or CNM student and you are interested in the Government Affairs Committee and the Midwives‐PAC, we need you! Find out more about becoming a Student Legislative Contact (SLC) from your school, or email the Government Affairs Committee ( or Midwives-PAC ( and include “student liaison” in your subject line.  Learn more.

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