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. Join us in 2017 as more than a thousand physicians, medical students, and TMA Alliance members make the trek to Austin to lobby their state legislators on issues important to medicine.
Learn what's happening in organized medicine. Read the letter from TEXPAC's chair to TMA members.
Never been to the Texas Legislature or Congress? Never fear. TMA's tips turn you into a master lobbyist in moments. Don't forget your secret weapon: Your own stories.
Testifying before Congress or the Texas Legislature? Get tips for writing and presenting compelling legislative testimony.
Elected representatives respond best to their own constituents. You can't be an effective lobbyist if you don't know who's in Washington or Austin on your behalf. Find you incumbent -- then write those letters and make those phone calls.
Find Your Elected Officials
Today's health care system is broken. Unfortunately, you cannot fix it or protect your practice by working more hours and taking care of more patients. The only way for you to effect "real change" is through the legislative process. Here are five easy things you can do for your practice starting today - right at your desk.
TMA Grassroots Action Center
How to be an Effective Lobbyist for Medicine
TMA's 2015 Legislative Victories Build on Past Successes
TMA's 2015 Legislative Agenda
84th Texas Legislature Testimonies and Letters
TMA's Legislative News Hotline on Video
Advocacy Guide: Tips for Becoming a Better Advocate
Maps of the Texas Capitol
State Agency Links
Texas Legislature Online
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