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TMA Twitter Academy - 01/22/2021

Want to get started using social media, especially Twitter, for health care advocacy? Here's the place to start: Four basic lessons from the TMA Twitter Academy, lists of Twitter users to follow, and links to Twitter tools and apps.

Stand Up for Medicine – VOTE TOMORROW - 11/02/2020

Election Day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 3. Don’t let reports of high levels of turnout keep you from voting. The outcome of some of the races that TMA is watching have the potential to impact medicine’s advocacy.

TEXPAC’s Candidates Nearly Sweep the Super Tuesday Field - 03/04/2020

Nearly every one of the 132 legislative candidates endorsed by TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association political action committee, won their party’s nomination in the March 3 primary. Another five are headed for runoff elections on May 26. Only two lost outright.

Running off the Enemy - 02/26/2019

Following primary success, TEXPAC works to give more medicine-friendly candidates final nudge to November.

Cardiologist Sees Political Advocacy as Way to Care for Millions at a Time - 01/02/2019

Dallas interventional cardiologist Rick Snyder, MD, lives by a mantra that explains why he’s deeply invested in an area so many physicians outwardly avoid: politics. “We as physicians will have more impact on the health care our patients get in legislators’ offices and regulators’ offices [than] we do in exam rooms and operating rooms,” he said. “As clinicians, we treat one patient at a time. But as physician advocates, you can treat a whole state and a whole country all at once.”

New Allies at the Capitol: TEXPAC Endorsements Help Bring Fresh Faces to Texas Legislature - 01/02/2019

During the 2018 elections, TEXPAC, the Texas Medical Association’s political action committee and bipartisan political arm, backed candidates for the Texas Legislature who demonstrated that they understand what doctors need to succeed. Thanks in part to TEXPAC’s support, a physician’s spouse and a number of other new pro-medicine faces will be sworn in to the House of Representatives when the 2019 session convenes on Jan. 8.

It’s Not a Wave – It’s a Tsunami - 10/29/2018

Early voting for the November general election has begun in Texas, and turnout thus far has been impressive. Experts predict more Texans will vote early than on election day. Early voting ends Friday, Nov. 2. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6.

The House of Medicine Needs You to Register to Vote - 10/08/2018

If you are one of Texas’ new residents, or if you’ve recently moved to a new address, TMA encourages you to register to vote so you can participate in this year’s midterm election. A couple of very close races could significantly impact the House of Medicine during the next session.

Medicine-Friendly Candidates Win Tuesday’s Runoff Elections - 09/20/2018

Medicine scored big wins in Tuesday’s runoff primary elections — most of them at the expense of candidates backed by extremist groups bent on taking over the Texas Capitol.

Vote Early by Friday — or on Election Day - 10/31/2016

Only one week remains in the national nightmare of the 2016 elections. Early voting in Texas runs until this Friday, Nov. 4. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Today Is Election Day; Vote for Medicine's Candidates - 05/20/2016

Did you miss your chance to vote early? That doesn't mean you missed your chance to vote in the party primaries. Today is Election Day, and TEXPAC's endorsed candidates — selected with the support of your local colleagues — need your vote.