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Advocacy Day

Participate in Advocacy Day

Monday, March 8, 2021

Join us as we get training from key experts in public health and advocacy and take meetings with our elected officials.

How do I register?

You will register for Advocacy Day as a part of your Convention registration.

What can I expect during Advocacy Day?

Based on the information you provide during registration, AMSA will schedule virtual meetings with legislators and/or their staffers for your team on Monday afternoon, March 8. This appointment information will be provided to you. AMSA will provide issue background information, talking points, and short fact page leave behinds–all of which will be available prior to your scheduled meeting. You are expected to attend all of your afternoon scheduled appointments with elected officials’ offices, and please arrive on time to be respectful of Congressional staff calendars. Any schedule changes should be communicated immediately and directly to AMSA Education and Advocacy Fellow at eaf@amsa.org.

Will there be training?

AMSA understands for many medical trainees that our Advocacy Day will be your first experience meeting with an elected official’s office. The schedule for the day is busy and we aim to prepare you as much as possible. On February 13, 2021, you will receive training on key issues from medical and public health experts, as well as training on speaking to elected officials. More information about the online training and learning resources, including basic information and background on the bill we will be advocating for, will be sent to you after you register. We have AMSA leaders who are experienced and ready to help you learn this important skill for physicians. Afternoon appointments with your elected officials’ offices will be set up for you.

Questions? Please contact AMSA’s Education & Advocacy Fellow at eaf@amsa.org with further questions or for more information.

Special Thanks to Advocacy Day Sponsor

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