MONA PAC is the only political action committee representing the interests of all professional nurses in Missouri.

It was established to elect candidates that will advance MONA’s legislative and regulatory agendas. This includes core issues of:

  • Workplace rights and safety
  • Safe and adequate nurse staffing
  • Patient advocacy
  • Access to quality health care
  • Health care finance
  • Nursing education, practice and licensure

MONA PAC was founded in 1985 as the Political Action for Nurses in Missouri Committee. The group has interviewed and endorsed hundreds of candidates for elected office in the Missouri legislative and executive branches. At this time, MONA PAC contributions have attributed to a 95% success rate for candidate elections/re-elections

MONA PAC goals:

  • Ensuring a majority of legislators are those endorsed by the MONA PAC (with a minimum 82 Representatives and 18 Senators)
  • Advocating for all House and Senate committees impacting nursing to be chaired by a MONA PAC endorsed legislator
  • Legislative leadership positions be held by MONA PAC endorsed persons who are successfully elected

MONA PAC activities build on nonpartisan, criteria-based selection to:

  • Promote and financially endorse candidates who support MONA’s legislative agenda
  • Encourage grassroots involvement and nursing participation in the electoral process
  • Establish a dynamic, ongoing communication process between MONA PAC, the MONA Board of Directors, regional officers and individual contributors

MONA PAC differs from the MONA Advocacy Committee:

  • Advocacy Committee monitors legislation and regulation that impact nursing, developing a proactive agenda to support and direct nursing issues
  • MONA PAC endorses candidates that support MONA and its legislative and regulatory agenda

MONA PAC Chair – Rebecca McClanahan, MSN, RN