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One of the many benefits to being a member of the MVMA is Legislative Representation.
The MVMA Advocacy/Legislative Committee serves its members in the following ways:
Harry Dendy serves as the MVMA lobbyist. He has done a superb job in bill tracking and monitoring the legislation for the veterinarians in Mississippi.
Dr. Bob Filgo and Dr. Katie Ebers serve as the Government Affairs Task Force Co-Chairs.
What is a PAC?
A political action committee (PAC) is a type of political committee organized to spend money for the election or defeat of a candidate. Although most political action committees would be considered either conservative or liberal -- Republican or Democrat -- many are non-partisan, favoring neither political party, and focus on issues rather than party affiliation.
Why is there a separate fund for the PAC? Why can’t you just use some of the dues money to go towards the PAC?
The objectives of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association, Inc. are to advance the science and art of Veterinary Medicine, including their relationship to public health and to promote good fellowship among its members. While involvement in government policy and legislation is an important piece of the puzzle, we realize that not all MVMA members want to contribute funds to a political agenda. Contributions to the PAC are strictly voluntary and will be kept separate from the operating funds of the Mississippi Veterinary Medical Association.
Why should I contribute to the PAC?
The money you contribute to the PAC will be used to support candidates that the Government Affairs Task Force believes supports the advancement of the veterinary profession. The past few years have proven that government has taken a greater interest in the laws and governing of our profession. The formation of a Political Action Committee (PAC) allows MVMA members to support the campaigns of those legislators that the PAC Committee feels will support the veterinary profession and look out for our best interest.
Two ways to contribute to the PAC: