When using our site to make your donation, it will be included in a PAC contribution from the Sacramento Valley Veterinary Medical Association.
CVMA Political Action Committee
The CVMA-PAC is a bipartisan political action committee whose purpose is to educate state legislators and candidates on issues of importance to the veterinary profession. A strong CVMA-PAC allows the CVMA the opportunity to share our message with legislators, build relationships, and preserve the high quality of veterinary medicine.
The CVMA-PAC is overseen by a board of veterinarians who focus on the goals of the California Veterinary Medical Association and assist in its mission of serving its membership and community through innovative leadership, and to improving animal and human health in an ethically and socially responsible manner.
The CVMA-PAC Is More Important Than Ever
More than 2/3rds of the California Legislature consists of Assembly members and Senators that were elected in 2012 and 2014, who, under the new term limits law, will be serving until 2024 or 2026. That “two-thirds” number represents a tremendous amount of new members who will need to be educated on the issues relative to veterinary medicine.
How the CVMA-PAC Works
The CVMA-PAC is “by veterinarians, for veterinarians.” Your CVMA colleagues serve on the PAC board with the responsibility of preserving the financial viability of the CVMA-PAC, approving all PAC expenditures, and establishing grass roots outreach methods in legislator districts.
Supports state legislators who are supportive of the veterinary profession.
Allows veterinary professionals to magnify their individual voices.
Helps CVMA build relationships with legislators in their districts through grass roots outreach.
Provides a bipartisan means for the CVMA and our lobbyists to advocate for the veterinary profession and animals.
(information provided from the CVMA website - to get more info visit www.cvma.net)