Donating to the Midwives-PAC is easy and effective. Learn more here.
The Midwives-PAC is a political action committee that solicits voluntary contributions from ACNM
members that can be distributed strategically as campaign contributions to federal legislators, or candidates who have demonstrated an understanding, interest, and commitment to increasing access to midwives and evidence-based midwifery-led care and improving the culture of maternal health through federal policy.
PAC contributions create a relationship between legislators and midwives, so that they see us as a resource when issues of women's health come up before the Congress. They also allow us to support legislators who have a proven record on the federal issues that matter to ACNM.
PAC Member Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the Midwives-PAC members are explained in the PAC's Standing Rules of Procedure. The Midwives-PAC Chair works with National Office Staff, PAC members, and other leaders in ACNM's Division of Advocacy and Affiliate Support to conduct fundraising activities within ACNM and oversees distribution of these funds to federal legislators. Responsibilities of members of the Midwives-PAC include, but are not limited to, participating in fundraising events at the Annual Meeting as well as through the year, attending monthly to quarterly conference calls, and working to inform and educate ACNM's members about the political process and encourage their participation through outreach and advocacy efforts.
- Claire Harper, Chair (California)
- Jessica Herrera, Vice Chair (Florida)
- Angela Wells, Vice Chair (Michigan)
- Amy Kohl, Treasurer, ACNM Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs
- Morgan Clark Youngblood
- Felicia Cramer
- Jessica Torrence
- Kelly Lemon
- Lisa Summers (Maryland)
- Katelin Lechliter (West Virginia)
- Mary Kay Miller (Florida)
- Heather Webster (Oregon)
ACNM Board Liaisons
- Nikki Wardlaw
- Michelle Palmer
ACNM members who are interested in joining the Midwives-PAC are encouraged to contact Amy Kohl, Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs at [email protected] .
The Midwives-PAC meets monthly via web conferencing and in the spring at the Annual Meeting. In addition, Midwives-PAC subcommittees meet on a quarterly basis to coordinate fundraising campaign activities.