Become an Advocate
Become a Key Contact.
Critical issues affecting today's physicians are being decided in the legislative arena at a fast and furious pace. Health care reform, medical liability and insurance regulations are just a few of the vital issues being debated and voted on by decision-makers in Sacramento.
CMA has some of the best lobbyists, lawyers and other advocates in the Capitol, but the most powerful weapon in advancing the cause of physicians and their patients is the physician. Hearing from a physician with experience from the frontlines of medicine can make all the difference for a legislator facing a complicated health care issue.
You don't have to be a political expert or know a legislator directly to serve as a Legislative Key Contact. You just need the desire to make an impact, and CMA will give you the rest. CMA will provide you with all the tools you need to quickly and effectively deliver your message to legislators, from talking points to sample letters. For more information read CMA’s Physicians Guide to Influencing Health Policy or click here for more information about how to become an advocate.