Registered nurses (RNs) around the state lead every day — from working on the front lines caring for patients to mentoring the next generation of RNs. Now, more than ever, RNs must lead the way to evolve structures, processes, and outcomes to improve health care and achieve health equity. We need to support New York State legislators and candidates who advocate for registered nurses, the nursing profession, and the legislative priorities of the American Nurses Association-New York (ANA-NY).
To accomplish this, the American Nurses Association-New York Political Action Committee (ANA-NY PAC) needs your help. The ANA-NY PAC’s sole purpose is to raise funds to support state legislators and candidates seeking elected office, who champion the nursing profession. It is important to have state elected officials who understand the nursing profession and the essential role RNs play in healthcare.
There are ongoing issues confronting the nursing profession: safe staffing, working to reduce workplace violence, bullying, harassment, burnout, compassion fatigue, continuing education, removing artificial barriers to practice while ensuring RNs achieve higher levels of health to name a few.
ANA-NY’s President, Dr. Marilyn Dollinger, RN, has stated that her vision is for RNs to move from the “most trusted” to “most influential.” In order to achieve this vision, we are asking all ANA-NY members to make a donation to ANA-NY PAC. Ideally, we would love to see each member make a donation of $10 for every year you have been an RN. If all members do this, it will enable us to have a robust and effective PAC that will help us support candidates and legislators who support our profession.
The ANA-NY PAC is the political action committee of ANA-NY and is intended to help support candidates who support RNs and the profession in New York State.
ANA-NY PAC supports New York State elected officials, including candidates running for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Comptroller, Attorney General, New York State Senate, and New York State Assembly.
No, the ANA-NY PAC has its funds, bank account, and treasurer. Your participation, or non-participation, in the PAC is voluntary and will not affect your membership in ANA-NY.
Running for office is expensive. It is important to provide resources to candidates running for office that support the goals and mission of ANA-NY. Without the proper resources, a candidate cannot get elected to office or remain in office and thus represent the organization’s goals and the nursing profession.
Any member of ANA-NY can contribute to the PAC. Non-members may also make voluntary contributions to the PAC if they choose.
You can write a check to ANA-NY PAC and mail it, along with the ANA-NY PAC contribution form, to 1410 Harris Road, Webster, NY 14580-9314. Click here for Donate Form. The ANA-NY PAC is also working on a website where you will be able to make electronic contributions. Please look for an email with those details.
For the complete list of rules governing political contributions in New York, please visit the New York State Board of Elections at www.elections.state.ny.us. You may also contact any member of the ANA-NY PAC committee at (888) 587-4818 ext 2
No, contributions to ANA-NY PAC are not tax-deductible for state or federal tax purposes.
No, the New York State Board of Elections prohibits contributions by one person in the name of another person.
No, PAC contributions are not reimbursable by an employer or any other entity.