Radiology Political Action Committee relaunches fundraising efforts suspended amid pandemic

The Radiology Political Action Committee is relaunching its fundraising efforts that were suspended earlier this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

RADPAC first put its efforts on hold in mid-March but has kept busy in the ensuing months, advocating for PPE supplies, liability relief and small business loans. They’re kicking of a new match campaign on Friday, July 31, and running through August, asking for contributions of $100 or more.

“Our work is far from done, and we also must remain prepared and engaged on the political front with the 2020 elections looming this fall,” the committee said in an update sent out Thursday.

RADPAC plans to match contributions at 10 cents on the dollar, with funds going toward the Radiology Leadership Institute, CDC Foundation Coronavirus Fund and Rad-Aid International.

The committee is an official arm of the American College of Radiology’s foundation, which gathered more than $1 million in contributions in 2019. That was enough to place radiology fourth among 30 specialties ahead of anesthesiology, orthopedic surgery and dentistry.

It does not contribute to presidential campaigns but earlier this year, officials said RADPAC is watching the election “very closely.”