Make Your Political Investment Now

Your state society's political advocacy starts with ISEPS political action committee -- the Illinois Medical Eye-PAC.  Established in 1986, the PAC has been a strong advocate for the ophthalmology profession in Illinois by helping to support the election of candidates for state office, primarily the state House of Representatives and the State Senate.

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Illinois Medical Eye-PAC

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The top goal of the Illinois Medical Eye-PAC is to help elect officeholders who understand the importance  of a medical education and the training received by an ophthalmologist.  We seek to support candidates who either have demonstrated through votes in the legislature or by their statements that they agree with our concerns about protecting the quality of medical and surgical eye care in Illinois.  We also consider positions on other issues, including access to eye care, tort reform and medical malpractice issues, and a range of topics which would affect medical practices and small business owners in general.

Among the factors the committee considers when determining support for a candidate are:

  • Stated or demonstrated positions on issues important to ophthalmologists
  • Service on relevant legislative committees
  • Leadership positions in the General Assembly or state government
  • Personal recommendation of an ISEPS member
  • Support from other medical professions
  • Electability - i.e., likelihood of success in the election

The Illinois Medical Eye-PAC is a state political action committee.  We do not make any contributions to candidates for federal office, such as Congress.  The Illinois Medical Eye-PAC is funded through contributions of individual ophthalmologists and their practices throughout the state.  The committee is managed by a chairman and the treasurer.  In addition to those two officers, the PAC steering committee includes the ISEPS president and legislative chair.  Personal and corporate contributions are accepted.

Ophthalmologists -- WE NEED YOUR DONATIONS!  You can contribute online now...  we suggest a donation of just a dollar a day -- $365 -- but any amount will be greatly appreciated!  Join the Illinois Medical Eye-PAC's "Leadership Team" by making a $1,000 contribution.  By clicking on the form below, you can donate to the PAC or the Safe Surgery Fund -- or both!  Thank you very much!

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Individual or corporate contributions are allowed.  

Note - if you have logged-in to the website, some of the fields in the donation form will be populated for you.  Click on the "Member log-in" link at the top of this page and enter your ISEPS user name and password.  However, this step is not required to access the donation page.


PAC News

We will be posting news and information in this space from time to time, especially during election season, to help keep Illinois ophthalmologists informed about political news and activities.

2018 Primary and General Elections

  • The 2018 General Election is on Tuesday, November 6th.
    • All statewide officers are on the ballot, including Governor
    • All members of the Illinois House of Representatives are up for election, as well as 39 of the 59 State Senate seats.
    • There are 24 "open" House seats and eight Senate seats... those are districts where there is no incumbent on the ballot.
    • Illinois voters also will elect 18 US Representatives to Congress.
  • Register to vote -- If you are not already registered to vote, the State Board of Elections hosts an online voter registration application.  CLICK HERE
  • Primary Election was Tuesday, March 20.  

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Last Updated on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 01:36 PM