Tag Archive for ‘Day at the State Capitol’
This article summarizes the 2014 ACS chapter lobby days, provides an overview of current advocacy issues in each state, and highlights how some chapters organize their Day at the State Capitol program.
The goals of the ACS Chapter Lobby Day Grant Program and the advocacy activities of several chapters that received the grants are described in this article.
Enhancing surgical advocacy at the state level: The Day at the State Capitol grant program in action
In 2012, the second year of the Day at the State Capitol grant program, the level of participation grew to include 16 states and 17 ACS chapters. The following is a summary of the state lobby day programs held in 2012, including the various approaches for hosting lobby day events, and highlights of some of the important legislation discussed with state legislators.
The Northern California Chapter sponsored its second Day at the State Capitol on April 17, which was held in conjunction with the California Medical Association (CMA) Legislative Day. This article highlights both the successes and the lessons learned from these unified advocacy efforts and emphasizes key goals for the future.