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February 20, 2020

And the winner is…

Congratulations to AGA’s Government Affairs Committee, who won the annual 2019 AGA PAC Committee Competition challenge.
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Every year, the AGA PAC Board of Advisors poses a challenge to their colleagues during the annual AGA committee meetings — the first committee to achieve 100 percent participation among their members would receive a committee dinner sponsored by the AGA PAC. We are happy to announce that once again, AGA leadership rose to the challenge.

AGA Institute and AGA committee members recognize the importance of giving to AGA PAC in order to advance the goals of gastroenterology on Capitol Hill. But, a friendly competition always makes things more interesting.

The annual challenge engages AGA leadership in a fun, friendly collegial competition while simultaneously solidifying support by AGA leaders for AGA PAC — which, in turn, supports promoting AGA’s advocacy on Capitol Hill on behalf of our patients and our specialty.

Since the start of the competition, AGA leadership has responded to the challenge posed by the PAC board in a big way, with participation and annual giving increasing year after year. Be assured, however, that 100% of donations to AGA PAC go to candidates running for federal office — no funds are used for administrative costs. Any prizes awarded to the winning committees are paid for with an administrative fund that supports AGA PAC’s relatively low administrative costs.

Congratulations, once again, to the Government Affairs Committee and may the best committee win the 2020 challenge!

Interested in starting an AGA PAC fundraising competition with a neighboring state or with GIs in your area? Please contact Navneet Buttar at nbuttar@gastro.org for assistance in setting up your competition.

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