MANP Political Action Committee (PAC)

Committed to Protecting and Expanding the Role of the Nurse Practitioner

The Mississippi Association of Nurse Practitioners is committed to protecting and expanding the role of the nurse practitioner to enable you to work within the full scope of your practice.

MANP is able to provide a level of representation and political advocacy that has never before been offered. Its experienced team of leaders and lobbyists — supported by a staff with expertise in grassroots organization, creation of digital communities, and public persuasion — brings an unparalleled level of professionalism and commitment to your cause.

Political Advocacy

Political advocacy is beyond lobbying. At its core, advocacy is “the exercise of power by those committed to a cause in the face of the government’s power.” Advocacy is a tool for real participation in decision-making by government and other powerful bodies. At the same time, advocacy must go beyond engaging “those committed to a cause" to engaging a larger audience — those who will benefit from your cause. In this case, it is your patients.

What is a PAC?

A PAC (Political Action Committee) is a committee organized for the purpose of raising and spending money to elect and defeat legislative candidates. Mississippi has no limits on the amount of money a PAC may contribute to a candidate.

The officers of the MANP/PAC are:

  • President:  Tim Pruitt, MSN, APR, FNP-BC of Olive Branch
  • Secretary: Donna Pittman, NP-BC- Jackson
  • Treasurer: Heather Mangum, MSN, NP-BC of Brandon
  • Board Member- Brenda Hood- Senatobia
  • Board Member- Lonnie Moore- Crowder
  • Board Member- James Roberts- Southaven
  • PAC Committee Member- Elizabeth McCord- Pearl
  • PAC Committee Member- Amanda Comer- Corinth
  • PAC Committee Member- Holly Armstrong- Oxford

Without a well-funded PAC, MANP will be at a distinct disadvantage in the legislative session while advocating for your needs. Please donate now.