Named TerriPAC after his wife, the PAC will raise and spend funds to educate voters on where their elected officials stood when they had a choice between individual freedom and personal privacy and overreaching government action. TerriPAC is a federal political action committee and will be able to endorse or oppose candidates for federal office – including members of Congress.
TerriPAC will request donations through its Internet site (www.TerriPAC.org) from the majority of Americans who were horrified by the political intrusion in Michael’s personal family tragedy. TerriPAC.org will also encourage citizens to obtain advance medical directives (living wills) and allow voters to learn how their own members of Congress voted and their public comments on this issue.
“If our political leaders have taken no lessons from their shameless exploitation of Terri, and the public outcry against it, I have,” Schiavo said. “I have taken my sadness, anger and worry and channeled them into a personal resolution: I will do everything in my power to keep another unsuspecting American family from re-living our private national nightmare.”
Here's something else Schiavo said:
It would be easy to dismiss my actions as partisan. But I was a life-long Republican before Republicans pushed the power of government into my private family decisions. And it is not so simple to forget those politicians who shamelessly sought to squeeze political leverage out of my family’s most emotional hour.
I'm glad he's taking this action. More power to him.