First Tuesdays at the Capitol

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    The Family of Medicine Needs YOU!

    The "White Coat Invasion" has been the key to physicians' successes in the Texas Legislature since the inception of First Tuesdays at the Capitol in 2003. Our senators and representatives listen when their hometown doctors appear in their offices. Our influence is so much greater when physicians and alliance members arrive en masse in the House and Senate galleries. It's time again to bring out Texas medicine's strongest weapon.

    Join us during the 86th Texas Legislature on May 7, 2019.

    As part of First Tuesdays, you will:
    -make a difference now and for medicine's future.
    -become well-versed on the issues facing medicine in the 2019 session.
    -inform your senator and representative and their aides about these issues.
    -attend committee hearings and House and Senate sessions.

    Registration fees are $25 for each First Tuesday event. Fees are waived for residents and students.

  • What To Do Now

    • Register now to attend the 2019 First Tuesdays at the Capitol using the links on this page.
    • Mark your calendar for the dates you plan to attend.
    • Stay tuned for information from your county medical society about making travel plans; the staff may arrange group transportation.
    • Make your hotel reservations using the online links below. 
    • Make an appointment with your legislators.


    Please help spread the word that First Tuesdays at the Capitol needs physicians and alliance members from all over Texas, and that it is open to all members and their spouses. If you have ever participated at First Tuesdays, tell your colleagues what a rewarding experience it was to walk down the halls of the Texas Legislature in your white coat. If you need more registration forms or any other information, call your county medical society or TMA at (800) 880-1300, ext. 1361.

  • Images and Tweets From March 5 First Tuesday

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  • Reserve A Hotel Room

    A discounted rate of $229 is available on the Monday night prior to each First Tuesday session. Hotel rooms are in demand in Austin during legislative sessions. Reserve your hotel room now:

     

    For May, reserve a room here before April 15, 2019.

    If you need special assistance making your hotel reservation, call 1-800-445-8667 and make sure to give the correct group code for your desired reservation date:
       February Group Code = TM1
       March Group Code = TM2
       April Group Code = TM3
       May Group Code = TM4

  • Medicine's Legislative Agenda

     

    TMA continues to work for what's best for patients and their physicians -- from increasing funding for graduate medical education to preserving Texas' landmark medical liability reforms.

    2019 Legislative Agenda  
  • Show Up for Medicine in 2019