Learn Eight Simple Things You Can Do
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 your incumbent -- then write those letters and make those phone calls.
Find Your Elected Officials
the Texas Medical Association needs your voice to help advance medicine’s key issues at the Capitol. Legislators need to hear from you to understand how potential legislation will impact your profession, your patients, and your practice. Your personal stories are informative and impactful, and we need you to share them with your elected officials and their staff.
Use this guide to get answers to all your important advocacy questions. It includes the following topics and much more.
The Legislative Process in Texas
Texas Legislative Glossary
Texas Legislature Online
State Agency Links
How to be an Effective Lobbyist for Medicine
Maps of the Texas Capitol
One simple but important action you can take during the session is to respond to a TMA Action Alert. Action alerts are prepared messages from TMA asking legislators to stop or pass a bill. It only takes a minute.
Download TMA’s mobile app “VoterVoice” for an easy way to take action using your phone. It's TMA’s trusted and secure advocacy app. Connect directly with lawmakers and advocates on multiple channels.
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Have Grassroots Advocacy questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.
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