As we navigate the dynamic environment of health care, now more than ever it is important to make your voice heard. Family physicians can bring a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to the public discourse. Through your membership at MAFP, we are here to assist you in ensuring your ideas and opinions are heard in the legislature. You, more than anyone, understand the issues facing family medicine and lawmakers look to you for guidance. Your voice carries a great deal of weight in the process. Now is the perfect time to get involved.
Download the 2013-2014 Citizen’s Guide to State Government for information you need to get in touch with the right people at the right time to voice your concerns. This is a helpful reference tool to assist you in your efforts to be heard by public officials.
Schedule a Meeting
MAFP hosts and participates in events throughout the year to make meeting your legislators easy. Keep your eye on the Upcoming Events page for opportunities such as:
- Annual Advocacy Day
- Family Medicine Congressional Conference
- Family Medicine Political Action Committee (FMPAC) Mixers
- Legislator Breakfasts
If you are going to be in Lansing or Washington, D.C. and would like MAFP to assist you in arranging visits with your elected officials, please do not hesitate to contact Director of Government Affairs, Christin O’Brien at 517.347.0098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send your Senator or Representative a Letter
Corresponding with your elected officials is an excellent way to reach out. MAFP can offer you sample templates of letters to send to your Senator or Representative. Please contact Director of Government Affairs, Christin O’Brien at 517.347.0098 or email@example.com for more details.