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Join the GAC

Join the Government Affairs Committee (GAC)

To apply to the Government Affairs Committee, send your resume to [email protected].
Members serve three‐year terms, which start and end at the conclusion of each Annual
Meeting. To inquire about open positions or for additional questions about joining,
email [email protected] and include “GAC position” in your subject line.

Qualifications needed to join the Government Affairs Committee:

  • Member of ACNM
  • Agree to a pledge of confidentiality and conflict of interest
  • Demonstrate interest in the political and policy work of ACNM
  • Able to attend most monthly conference calls
  • Able to attend Annual Meetings at least every other year of the term

Job Description for Government Affairs Committee Members:

  • Develop and evaluate political and economic policy related to midwifery practice and women’s health
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the ACNM Legislative Agenda
  • Work with ACNM Federal Lobbyist and the Director of Government Relations to coordinate and implement ACNM legislative efforts
  • Initiate and coordinate the ACNM grassroots response for political change 
  • Serve as resources for local chapters/affiliates and states for political action on state and federal legislative issues

Government Affairs Committee and Midwives-PAC Seek Student Representatives

If you are a CM or CNM student interested in The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) and/or Midwives-Political Action Committee (Midwives-PAC), you can become a School Legislative Contact (SLC) for your school.  Check here to see current representatives.

In addition, The Government Affairs Committee (GAC) and Midwives-Political Action Committee (Midwives-PAC) seek four Student Representatives for a minimum one-year term starting at the 2015 ACNM Annual Meeting. Applicants do not need prior legislative or policy experience.  Attendance at the 2015 Annual Meeting is strongly preferred, as Lobby Day in DC and the annual Midwives-PAC Rally are essential committee activities.  This position is a great way to learn about the legislative process, work collaboratively with other midwives and student midwives to advance midwifery, and have fun along the way.  Please send an email of interest and resume to [email protected] by May 1, 2015.  ACNM membership is required.  Click here to see a job description.


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