NeurosurgeryPAC is the political action committee of the AANS. NeurosurgeryPAC's mission is simple: support candidates for federal office who support neurosurgeons.
NeurosurgeryPAC does this by making direct campaign contributions to candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives who are supportive of the issues important to neurosurgery. NeurosurgeryPAC is nonpartisan and does not base its decisions on party affiliation but instead focuses on the voting records and campaign pledges of the candidates.
After the elections, the country remains divided, but continues to tilt to the political right.
View a list of candidates supported by NeurosurgerPAC and their stances on issues critical to neurosurgery.
NeurosurgeryPAC was formed in August 2005.
By law, NeurosurgeryPAC may only solicit contributions from AANS members in the United States who pay dues or have voting privileges. These members include Fellow, Provisional, Lifetime and Candidate members. Foreign nationals cannot contribute to NeurosurgeryPAC. However, non-citizens who have permanent resident status may contribute to NeurosurgeryPAC. Contributions to NeurosurgeryPAC are entirely voluntary.
NeurosurgeryPAC may receive up to $5,000 per year from any one individual.
AANS members who are citizens of the United States and pay dues or have voting privileges may contribute to NeurosurgeryPAC, as may AANS candidate members. All contributions must be drawn on PERSONAL accounts and any corporate contributions to NeurosurgeryPAC will be used for administrative expenses and other activities permissible under federal law. Contributions are not tax-deductible.
Federal law requires NeurosurgeryPAC to use its best efforts to collect and report the name, mailing address, occupation and the name of the employer of every individual whose contributions exceed $200 in a calendar year.
Contributions can be made online here.
Checks made payable to NeurosurgeryPAC can be mailed to:
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3852
Federal election law requires that NeurosurgeryPAC obtain the name, address, occupation and name of employer of each contributor.
No, donations to political action committees are not deductible for federal and state tax purposes.
Contributions are used to support federal congressional candidates who support the legislative and political goals of neurosurgeons and their patients.
Questions regarding NeurosurgeryPAC should be directed to Adrienne Roberts in the Washington Office at 202.446.2029 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.