AAO members across the United States and Canada continue to make a difference for AAO advocacy priorities.  For example, AAO members in Nevada helped to pass landmark AAO teledentistry legislation (AB147) signed into law by Governor Joe Lombardo this summer. The new Nevada law requires an “in-person visit” for an orthodontic appliance to be used.

417 grassroots actions were taken by AAO members between June 1 and August 31, 2023, on a range of AAO policy priorities including workforce shortages, student loan debt solutions, and patient health and safety issues relating to mail-order orthodontic treatment models.

In addition, during the first quarter of FY 2024 the AAO Political Action Committee received more than $60,000 in contributions – a 25 percent increase over the first quarter of FY 2023.

Learn more about what AAO Advocacy and AAOPAC are doing through the power of grassroots engagement.
Click here to see the June-August FY24 Q1 Dashboard.

Additional Q1 FY24 Advocacy Highlights
The newly created AAO National Advocacy Network recently received the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) Power of Associations 2023 Silver Award and continues to serve as the engine driving AAO member-led grassroots engagement. If you are interested in becoming involved with the network, please text “NAN” to 52886 to learn more.

Keep the AAOPAC Momentum Going
AAOPAC continues to fuel our advocacy success not only in Washington, DC but also in states throughout the country. The AAOPAC Board set a goal this fiscal year of 1,303 AAO members contributing to the PAC. Right now, less than 5% of eligible AAO members are covering 100% of the contributions to AAOPAC. You can help change that and be part of record-breaking achievements by making a contribution for any amount at AAOPAC.org.

Members contributing $250 or more since June 1, 2023, will receive an invitation to attend the AAO 2024 Professional Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC (February 27-28).