Awards Weekend PAC Push Sees Major Success

Submitted by Alisa Borovik, Senior Associate (GAO)

During every Awards Weekend since 2012, our Government Affairs Office (GAO) has manned a Political Action Committee (PAC) table to attract new members to join BAYADA’s PACs. Each year, GAO recruits new members, and this Awards Weekend’s PAC table saw record-breaking numbers!

The goal was to bring in a combined total of 80 new PAC members, and increased contributions from current members. The booth actually brought in over 160 new sign-ups and increasers—more than doubling our goal!

The new sign-ups and increasers bring in a combined yearly total of over $35,000 to the BAYADA PACs.

GAO extends a deep and heartfelt thank you to all of those who signed up to contribute at this year’s PAC table. Your contributions go toward legislative and policy efforts that ensure our clients can continue to have a safe home life with comfort, independence, and dignity.

BAYADA currently has five PACs, one for federal-level lobbying, and one each for Delaware, New Jersey, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. PAC contributions open doors for GAO staff, office and field employees, and families and clients to develop relationships with key lawmakers in BAYADA PAC states and in Washington, DC. All PAC dollars are used to support legislators who understand and support the home health care industry and to increase GAO’s access to legislators to educate them about issues in the home health care industry.

This huge success could not have been possible without the help of all of the BAYADA employees who volunteered at the PAC table. These individuals energized attendees by drawing attention to the table, answering potential new contributors’ questions, and advertising the importance of PACs on BAYADA’s lobbying efforts.

PAC members contribute a small portion of their paycheck towards a PAC or multiple PACs of their choosing. For more information on PACs or to sign up to contribute to the PAC, please contact advocacy@bayada.com.

You can also access the PAC enrollment form here. >>

 

Photo: Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski answers a potential new PAC member's questions as a new sign-up spins the prize wheel
Photo: Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski answers a potential new PAC member’s questions as a new sign-up spins the prize wheel
Photo: GAO Client and Family Advocacy Manager Tara Montague talks to a potential new PAC member while GAO Senior Associate Alisa Borovik and Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski man the table.
Photo: GAO Client and Family Advocacy Manager Tara Montague talks to a potential new PAC member while GAO Senior Associate Alisa Borovik and Grassroots Advocacy Manager Mike Sokoloski man the table.

Delaware PAC makes amazing gains at Awards Weekend 2017

Submitted by Shannon Gahs, Associate Director, MD Government Affairs (GAO)

The Delaware PAC is BAYADA’s newest PAC, with Awards Weekend being the first major push for members.

The DE PAC recruited 16 new members during Awards Weekend, pulling in an annual total of over $3,800! GAO is doing a lot of work educating legislators about the impact home health care has in DE by keeping families together and helping clients remain at home instead of using more costly nursing facilities and hospitals. In Delaware this year, we are asking the legislature to set a rate floor for skilled nursing services paid for by MCOs. PAC members make a personal statement that BAYADA in Delaware matters to them.