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ASCRS Hosts Fundraising Lunch for Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Key Member of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee

Last week, Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) joined host ASCRS and other members of the Alliance of Specialty Medicine in a discussion about healthcare policy during a fundraising luncheon in Washington, D.C. A member of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, Rep. Paulsen supports our key issues and was a chief sponsor of legislation to repeal the medical device tax.

In February, ASCRS Executive Committee Member Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, hand-delivered an eyePAC contribution check to Rep. Paulsen, in conjunction with last week’s fundraiser, when the Congressman was back home in Minnesota. Dr. Lindstrom is also an ASCRS•ASOA eyeContact—a grassroots volunteer who is actively engaged with the elected officials in his community. Whether it be discussing issues with their Senators or Representatives while hand-delivering an eyePAC check on behalf of ASCRS, inviting their legislators to visit their practice, hosting a fundraiser for a key candidate, or simply responding to a grassroots action alert, eyeContacts are active to the extent that suits their availability and comfort level. If you’re interesting in learning more about the eyeContact advocacy program and how you can get involved, contact Tami O’Brien, manager of PAC and grassroots, at

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