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 who hold key positions for political offices, or candidates who have demonstrated an understanding, interest, and commitment to the views, goals, and initiatives promoted by ACNM.
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. Midwives-PAC Members
- Claire Harper, Chair (Illinois)
- Jessica Herrera, Vice Chair (Florida)
- Angela Wells, Vice Chair (Michigan)
- Amy Kolh, Treasurer, ACNM Director, Advocacy & Government Affairs
- Chandru Krishna, Asst. Treasurer & Custodian of Records, ACNM National Office Senior Accountant II
- Morgan Clark Youngblood
- Felicia Cramer
- Michelle Munroe (Georgia)
- Jessica Torrence
- Kelly Lemon
- Lisa Summers (Connecticut, Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
- Katelin Lechliter (West Virginia)
- Mary Kay Miller (Florida)
- Heather Webster (Oregon)
ACNM members who are interested in joining the Midwives-PAC are encouraged to contact the PAC chair, Emily Hart Hayes.Midwives-PAC Meetings
The Midwives-PAC meets quarterly via web conferencing and in the spring at the Annual Meeting. In addition, PAC subcommittees meet on a monthly to quarterly basis to coordinate fundraising campaign activities.