The involvement of physicians, medical students and alliance members is critical to the success of TMA's grassroots lobbying efforts. A vital asset to TMA's professional lobbying team, only you can give your state legislators the most accurate picture about how the issues really affect the practice of medicine and the patients of Texas.
Remember, effective political action is a local activity. Get involved with your county medical society and get to know your senators and representatives when they're in their home offices. That way, they'll recognize your name and voice when you write or call them at the capitol.
The First Tuesdays at the Capitol program is a huge success every legislative session. And, 2011 was no exception. Almost a thousand physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members made the trek to Austin to lobby their state legislators on issues important to medicine.