As the November elections near, SIR is proud to announce that SIR members Drs. Steve Ferrara and Anne Giuliano won their respective primaries to become their parties’ official candidates in the upcoming general elections. Dr. Ferrara is running for a seat in the U.S House of Representatives for Arizona’s 9th District, while Dr. Giuliano is running for a House seat in the Montana state legislature. Dr. Ferrara will run as a Republican against Democrat Mike Stanton. They are both vying for the open seat left by incumbent Rep. Krysten Sinema, who is running for Senate. Dr. Giuliano will run as a Democrat against Republican nominee Bill Mercer. Like Dr. Ferrara, this will be her first time running for public office. If you wish to support either candidate, please visit their websites.
SIR member, Stephen L. Ferrara, MD, FSIR, is running in the Aug. 28, 2018 Republican primary for Arizona’s 9th Congressional District. Dr. Ferrara is an interventional radiologist, former Chief U.S Navy Chief Medical Officer, and SIR leader. Please help support Steve in his bid for office. Learn more about his drive for public service in IRQ.
Learn more about how SIRPAC works for IR in Washington. Watch a short video.
Be the leader of the PAC! Join SIRPAC's fundraising contest.
SIRPAC has kicked off its annual fundraising contest, which will run from July 5 through Dec. 15, 2018.
This year’s contest will be broken up into two categories: state vs. state and program vs. program. The state and program that collect the highest number of contributors as well as the state and institution with the most funds wins!
Special recognition will also be given to states and institutions that come in second and third place. In addition, the individual who contributes the most money during the contest will receive a free registration to SIR 2019.
In addition to special recognition, winners will be invited to the SIRPAC luncheon at the 2019 Annual Meeting where they will receive recognition from SIR leadership, as well as be recognized in various SIR publications, including the IRQ and Guidewire. The winning program will also receive $500 towards a luncheon, which can be held at the winner’s institution.
Last year, SIRPAC eclipsed its contribution record by collecting more than $80,000 from the SIR membership. Your contributions over the years helped us achieve legislative wins such as preventing cuts of up to 41 percent to IR services through the physician fee for service system; reducing the payment reduction through the MPPR; and introducing legislation which would increase GME funding for new IR residencies. None of this would have been possible without SIRPAC support.
As of today, roughly 6 percent of SIR members contribute to the PAC. The national average for national medical specialty PACs is 10 percent. Imagine what we could do if we were to double the amount of SIR members who contribute to the PAC.
SIRPAC is the only PAC that advocates exclusively for IR and 100 percent of your contributions goes directly toward supporting political candidates and helping to increase SIR’s presence and voice on Capitol Hill.
Members may give up to $5,000 annually. Contributions to SIRPAC are not tax deductible. Contributions from non-U.S. citizens are prohibited.
SIRPAC at work
Members of the 2017 Grassroots Leadership program visit congressional offices.
Advocating for IR with congressional staffers.
Advocating for IR during a breakfast with Mike Bishop (R-MI 8th District), member of the House Ways & Means Committee, Washington, D.C.
A SIRPAC dinner with Rep. Billy Long (R- MO)
SIRPAC recognizes donors who make a difference to SIR and SIRPAC. These member stories will inspire and encourage others to take action and advocate for IR.
Meet Dr. Bill Majdalany, an assistant professor of interventional and vascular radiology at the University of Michigan.Learn more about Dr. Majdalany