First Tuesdays at the Capitol

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    Legislators need to hear from you – their physician, medical
    student, and alliance constituents – to understand how
    proposed legislation can potentially impact the practice of
    medicine in Texas.

    5 Steps You Can Take To Prepare for First Tuesdays

    1. Know who represents you and
      add your legislator’s office contact information to your phone for
      easy use during the legislative session. Newly elected freshmen
      legislators will need to be contacted through their campaign
      websites until they are officially sworn in on Jan. 10, 2023.
    2. Follow TMA and your lawmakers on social media.
    3.  Download the VoterVoice app so you can respond
      to Action Alerts to impact time-sensitive legislation
      right from your phone. Look for the VoterVoice icon
      in the app store.
    4.  Bookmark these two TMA advocacy webpages for
      easy reference during session.
          including federal initiatives.
    5. Check here and stay in contact
      with your county medical society for important First Tuesdays

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  • Register for First Tuesdays at the Capitol





  • Book Your Hotel

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    Event          Room Cutoff
    Feb. 7                Jan. 23
    March 7             Feb. 20
    April 4                March 20
    May 2                 April 17
  • Hotel Information

    The Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel has set aside suites for the Monday before each First Tuesday event for participants at the rate of $259. The hotel is conveniently located between TMA and the Capitol at 303 W. 15th Street. Please register for First Tuesdays to receive a booking link or call 512-478-7000 for reservations. Don't forget to mention that you are attending First Tuesdays at the Capitol with TMA and TMA Alliance! REMEMBER: Reserve your room by the following to ensure availability at special rates.

  • Advocacy in Action

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    TMA works tirelessly to protect your patients and strengthen your profession. Tap into TMA's many advocacy resources before, during, and after the 88th Legislative Session and become an effective advocate, such as Texas Medicine Today (TMT), TMA’s daily e-newsletter for current legislative information, and TMA's Grassroots Action Center to follow our advocacy efforts, amplify physician priorities, and celebrate legislative wins. 

    Read TMT