We request your participation in the CAMFT state and federal political action committees (PACs). The goal of the CAMFT PACs is to assist in electing and re-electing candidates and incumbents from both political parties to the California legislature and U.S. Congress who demonstrate an understanding and willingness to be supportive on the issues most important to marriage and family therapists.
It is critical to ensure that legislators who understand the issues related to marriage and family therapists are elected and re-elected as it is not uncommon for a CAMFT issue to re-appear each year. A classic example of this is our quest for LMFTs to be included as Medicare providers.
- The psychologists waited 13 years before they were accepted as Medicare providers (with the social workers tacking on to that legislation at the same time).
- Other non-physician providers waited up to 20 years before they were included as Medicare providers.
- CAMFT is 11 years into this effort and we have successfully cultivated core supporters.
This demonstrates that we need to constantly build upon the foundation of support and ensure those candidates who best understand our issues are elected and re-elected. CAMFT has an aggressive legislative advocacy effort in Sacramento and in Washington, D.C., but no amount of advocacy or lobbying by CAMFT can be effective without legislators who understand our issues.
In order for us to protect, enhance, and move our profession forward, we need your help! By combining your contribution with thousands of other members, CAMFT’s state and federal PACs can actively support candidates who make our issues a priority. Please donate today!
Thank you for your participation!