What is MO Hy-PAC?
The Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Political Action Committee, (MO Hy-PAC) is a voluntary non-profit committee which pools campaign contributions from dental hygienists to donate funds to potential future legislators running for office in Missouri. The PAC supports the goals of the Missouri Dental Hygienists' Association but operates independently and autonomously. MO Hy-PAC is not affiliated with any one political party but supports individual candidates who align with dental hygienists' interests.
The purpose of MO Hy-PAC is to:
1. Assist dental hygienists and others in organizing themselves for more effective political action and in carrying out their civic responsibility.
2. Endorse those candidates whose political principles promote the Missouri Dental Hygienists’ Association’s purposes, policies, and goals.
3. Raise money through fundraising for the PAC.
4. Donate money to endorsed candidates.
5. Provide volunteers to perform campaign functions for endorsed candidates.
Voting isn't enough, lobbying isn't enough!!!
Legislation affects the scope and the future of the practice of dental hygiene through the decisions made by Missouri legislators. By supporting candidates who support our efforts leads to positive legislative outcomes.
HY-PAC is active!!!
As dental hygienists, we are now faced with a pilot program that will allow EFDA-trained dental assistants to scale teeth above the gum line, so it is important to increase PAC funds so we are prepared to financially support candidates who will have views consistent with our own.
HY-PAC NEEDS YOU!!!
Defend the investment you have made in the dental hygiene profession by donating money and volunteering to work for quality candidates who promote the dental hygiene profession!!! You may donate online or by mail. (See how to donate on the right side of this page). Never has it been more important than it is today!
PLEASE DONATE TO THE PAC NOW AND CONSIDER ATTENDING OUR UPCOMING FUNDRAISERS!!!
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2023-2024 Hy-PAC Directors
Diann Bomkamp (St. Louis)
Linda Hoffmann (Central)
Karmen Vaughn (Kansas City)
Romana Muller (St. Louis)
Ex-Officio (non-voting privileges)
Central Missouri: Susan Bear
Kansas City: Melissa Saad
Springfield: Kammi Benham-Grosse
St. Louis: Lori Crawford and Amy Krusz
Director at Large: Linda Cravens
Director at Large: Bonnie Hykes