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Join the GAC

Join the Government Affairs Committee (GAC)

To apply to the Government Affairs Committee, send your resume to [email protected].
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 [email protected] 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 ([email protected]) or Midwives-PAC ([email protected]) and include “student liaison” in your subject line.  Learn more.


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