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CVMA Political Action Committee

It's Not About Politics...It's About Your Profession

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 Local Connection

CVMA members might be surprised to learn how many local connections we discover exist between veterinarians and the candidates or new legislators in office. Many of you are friends and neighbors to several of the current legislators, which is abundantly helpful to CVMA’s effort of building relationships and establishing “Key Members” in each legislative district. In addition to CVMA’s participation in many Sacramento fundraiser events, we want to also encourage our members to attend local “district” fundraisers for candidates and incumbents and serve as “CVMA Key Members.” District fundraising events are an opportunity to meet the Assembly member or Senator and most likely, other local officials and business leaders in a casual environment. A healthy CVMA PAC makes participation in these events possible for you and your colleagues. (Please contact the CVMA staff at staff@cvma.net if you would like to attend a local fundraising event for a legislator in your community.) 

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.

 

The CVMA-PAC:

  • 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 or watch this video on YouTube )