Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee of Illinois
Have your voice heard in Springfield
The Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee of Illinois (EMPAC) has been a powerful
vehicle for emergency medicine in Illinois since 1994. EMPAC strives to improve emergency
care for patients and communities by making contributions to candidates who run for
statewide office, including state senators, representatives, governor, lieutenant governor,
treasurer and Supreme Court justices.
This year your contribution to EMPAC is more important than ever. Illinois has a new governor,
new members of the General Assembly and many new state department directors. Working
with the members, staff and lobbyists for the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP),
EMPAC is able to support lawmakers and candidates who are critical to advancing emergency
care in Illinois.
OVER 10,000 BILLS ARE EXPECTED TO BE INTRODUCED THIS SESSION
The members of the Illinois General Assembly are expected to introduce over 10,000 bills in
2015. From universal health insurance, prescription monitoring, legalization of personal use of
fireworks and funding of disaster preparedness, ICEP’s representatives will monitor all bills for
their impact on emergency medicine and emergency patients.
Because of donations of ICEP’s members, EMPAC was able to make over $30,000 in campaign
contributions during the 2014 election cycle. The vast majority of EMPAC recipients won their
races and now are working in Springfield on their constituents’ behalf. As a strong PAC, EMPAC
has relationships with those and other legislators who will pass or defeat bills affecting
NEW GOVERNOR – NEW ADMINISTRATION
Newly inaugurated Governor Bruce Rauner is putting his team of department and agency
directors together to advance his vision for Illinois. Issues ranging from Medicaid
reimbursement to EMS stand to be greatly affected by the new regulators. ICEP’s members,
staff and lobbyists will work to make an impact for emergency physicians and patients with
these new leaders.
EMPAC needs every ICEP member to make an EMPAC contribution today to advance
emergency care in Illinois.
For more information, please contact:
3000 Woodcreek Drive, Suite 200
Downers Grove, IL 60515
A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is or will be available for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois. Contributions or gifts to the organization are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.