Why Contribute to the WI Hospitals PAC/Conduit in a Non-Election Year?

By: Mike Wallace, Chair, WHA Advocacy Committee

August 11, 2017

While hundreds of individuals contribute every year to the Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC & Conduit fundraising campaign, there may be some who think doing so is not important in a non-election year. 

Consider this: As a health care leader, I prepare for the future by making plans now. So, too, do campaign committees who are already laying the groundwork for next year’s elections. This is an ongoing, year-round process, and one where you and I can offer support to Republican and Democrat campaign efforts alike as they prepare for 2018. 

It is not unusual to hear about dozens and dozens of campaign fundraisers throughout the year, including annual golf outings which typically occur during the pleasant summer and fall weather. I am frequently invited to participate in these events and do so whenever I can. When I can participate, I contribute using my Wisconsin Hospitals Conduit account. This is why I contribute each year to the Wisconsin Hospitals Conduit. Doing so allows me to control which candidates and campaigns receive my support. 

If you’re wondering whether the Wisconsin Hospitals Conduit or the Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC is the best choice for you, either is a great option. As I said, the Wisconsin Hospitals Conduit suits me perfectly, but for those who would prefer to simply contribute and have their dollars used where most needed, I would recommend the Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC. Regardless, either option helps support candidates who value the work you and I do every day. In the end, better candidates lead to better legislators who craft better laws. 

If you have not yet contributed in 2017, I would challenge you to do so today. Become a part of this important effort by logging onto www.whconduit.com or by calling WHA’s Jenny Boese at 608-268-1816 or Nora Statsick at 608-239-4535.

WI Hospitals State PAC/Conduit Update: Campaign nears $200,000 mark, next contributor list August 18

The Wisconsin Hospitals State PAC & Conduit topped $197,000 this week, putting the 2017 fundraising effort at 63 percent of its $312,500 goal. Two hundred and eleven individuals have contributed to date an average of $934 each. 

While the 2017 campaign is mirroring last year’s record-setting fundraising pace, it will need to pick up the pace over the next few months to achieve this year’s $312,500 goal. You can help. Contribute today. Contributors who give by August 17 will be included in the next contributor list to run in the August 18 edition of The Valued Voice. 

Make your contribution at www.whconduit.com or call WHA’s Jenny Boese at 608-268-1816 or Nora Statsick at 608-239-4535.

This story originally appeared in the August 11, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter