David Fassler, M.D. (right), presents Rep. Bernard Sanders
(I-Vt.) with a contribution from APA's political action committee,
APA-PAC. The presentation was made in Vermont.
Fassler is the legislative representative, public affairs representative,
and treasurer of the Vermont Psychiatric Association; a member of
APA-PAC Board of Directors; and an APA trustee-at-large. Sanders, who
is running for the Senate, is a member of the House Financial Services and
Government Reform Committees and the Mental Health Caucus. He co-sponsors many
APA-supported pieces of legislation, including the 2005 parity and privacy
The visit is part of an ongoing program at APA—through
APAPAC—in which APA members educate federal legislators and
policymakers about mental health issues.