MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD IN SACRAMENTO!!
GASPAC is the political action committee of the California Society of Anesthesiologists.
As you know, health care in California is highly regulated. As government and other interests seek to control your medical practice in new ways, it is more important than ever that anesthesiologists have a voice and have influence in the legislative and regulatory process.
Effective advocacy requires an integrated approach: lobbying, grassroots engagement, public relations AND political campaign contributions.
GASPAC funds allow CSA the ability to support candidates and/or elected officials who understand and champion critical anesthesiologist issues, such as:
Promoting physician-led anesthesia care
Defeating inappropriate efforts to expand mid-level provider scope of practice
Providing adequate reimbursement
GASPAC allows CSA to represent you and your interests, alongside other physician groups within the House of Medicine. Together, we make our voices heard with policymakers in the State Capitol and with the general public.
Please, make a contribution to GASPAC today, and invite your colleagues and acquaintances to do the same. You don’t have to be a member of CSA or even a physician to make a contribution to GASPAC. Corporate contributions are allowed by state law. GASPAC contributors simply need to value the role of physician-led medicine within the State of California.
The minimum recommended contribution to GASPAC is $300 annually. Increase your contribution to $500 and become a member of “The Golden State Club.” For physician groups with ten or more members, the maximum allowable contribution is $7,000 per corporate entity.
For more information about contribution limits and how GASPAC works, please refer to the GASPAC FAQs sheet. You can also contact Jeffrey A. Poage, MD Chair of the GASPAC Board, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note: contributions to GASPAC are not tax deductible.
Click here for a printable contribution form.
Alternatively, call 916-290-5830, with credit card information.
CSA takes a moment for a photo on the Asm. Floor during the CSA Legislative Day in Sacramento.
L-R: Alison Nielsen, MD; Shane Angus, CAA; CSA Lobbyist Vanessa Cajina; Jeff Uppington, MD; CSA President Elect Mark Zakowski, MD; CSA Immediate Past President Paul Yost, MD; CSA Lobbyist Bryce Docherty; Mark Singleton, MD; Peter Sybert, MD; CSA LPAD Chair Jeff Poage, MD.
Thanks to those who have donated to GASPAC in the past!
GASPAC Board Members
Jeffrey A. Poage, MD, Chair
Christine A. Doyle, MD, Treasurer
Keith J. Chamberlin, MD, MBA
William W. Feaster, MD, MBA, CPE
John Hsieh, MD
Annie Lee, MD
Mark I. Zakowski, MD
Peter E. Sybert, MD
Paul B. Yost, MD
James Moore, MD