Dear AASM Members,
This is an important election year, so let’s help each other out by supporting the AASM Political Action Committee. The AASM legislative agenda helps us better serve our patients and advance our field.
However, it is hard to reach our goals without your support. Only 11% of members currently donate to the AASM PAC. We are grateful for those of you who have donated in the past, but taking into account our entire membership, our per-member average donation is less than $2.50. This puts us at a weaker position than many other professional health organizations. We can do better — a lot better.
When we are able to communicate with elected officials and their staff, they are receptive to learning more about sleep. This should not be surprising since everybody sleeps. Despite our limited resources, we are making tangible progress. This year, for the first time, there will be a bipartisan Congressional Sleep Health Caucus. This will allow to us channel information more effectively and increase our potential to reach our public goals.
Imagine what we could do to help our patients and our field if every member gave $25 or more. Please contribute to the AASM PAC by making a donation today!
The AASM Political Action Committee
Rafael Pelayo MD, FAASM, Chair
Sameh Morkous MD, FAAN, Vice-Chair
James L. Connolly, MD, FAAO
Dimitrios Kantas MD
Neeraj Kaplish MD
Ahmed S. Rashwan MD
Arveity R. Setty MD
Michael E. Yurcheshen MD, FAASM