Thank you for supporting the future of psychology by contributing to Psychology PAC. The PAC's effectiveness depends entirely on the support provided by you and your colleagues. Your contribution enables us to meet with members of Congress in order to educate them on legislative issues important to our profession. Through your continued support of Psychology PAC, you can make sure that psychology's voice is heard on Capitol Hill. 

To make a contribution to Psychology PAC, select one of the options below to log in to your MyAPA account. If you do not have a MyAPA account, you will be prompted to create one.

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*APA employees and division members, and members and employees of state and regional psychological associations

Candidate Contributions Criteria

Federal PACs are limited to contributing no more than $5,000 per federal candidate, per election (primary, general or runoff / special are separate elections). Psychology PAC does not contribute to any state or presidential candidates.

When considering which federal candidates to support for elected office, Psychology PAC takes into consideration several factors:

  • If an incumbent sits on a congressional committee of jurisdiction important to healthcare legislation and more specifically to psychologist issues. Such committees currently include: 

        Ways and Means Committee (particularly Health Subcommittee) 
        Energy and Commerce Committee (particularly Health Subcommittee) 
        Education and Labor Committee (particularly Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee)  
        Appropriations (particularly Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee) 

        Finance Committee (particularly Health Care Subcommittee) 
        Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee 
        Appropriations (particularly Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Subcommittee) 
        Special Committee on Aging
  • If an incumbent, the candidate has voted favorably on legislation from psychology’s perspective or the candidate has cosponsored legislation in support of psychology.
  • Viability of an incumbent’s or candidate’s campaign.
  • Congressional leadership positions (or the likelihood the candidate will attain a leadership position in the next Congress).
  • Professional and personal relationships. For example, does the candidate have a relationship with an association member or a relationship with staff?
  • Professional background. For example, is the candidate a psychologist?

For nonincumbent candidates, Psychology PAC considers the following:

  • Is the candidate a psychologist?
  • Has the candidate held an elected office at the state or local level?
  • Has the candidate held a health care-related position in government or the private sector?
  • Does the candidate have a record of supporting health care and particularly psychology issues?
  • Has the candidate already won the primary election?
  • Is the candidate running to unseat an incumbent or in an open election?