Your strong voice is needed to improve the practice of medicine today and for future generations. That's why it's important for all members of the family of medicine to get involved. You don't have to be an advocacy expert. All you need to do is follow these nine steps.
Download a PDF of these easy advocacy tips for quick reference on the go.
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
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.
Get to Know TMA's Grassroots Action Center
TMA's Legislative Hotline
Grassroots Advocacy Handbook
TMA's Legislative Hotline Video
87th (2021) Texas Legislative Testimonies and Letters
How to be an Effective Lobbyist for Medicine
Maps of the Texas Capitol
State Agency Links
Texas Legislature Online
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. Download TMA’s mobile app “VoterVoice” for an easy way to take action using your phone.
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Got Get Involved with Advocacy questions? Call or email the Knowledge Center.