Welcome to the new State Advocacy legislative page. Here you will find a wealth of information to aid you in your advocacy efforts, and the ACC contact you need to answer all your questions. Whether your chapter is just getting started or has a well-established advocacy network, the information you'll find here will help your chapter excel on the state level.
Below is an overview of the information you'll find on our site. If you have any questions, we strongly encourage you to reach out to advocacy staff who are always happy to help. Grassroots advocacy cannot succeed without you. Your leadership and commitment to quality cardiovascular care make all the difference in our efforts, and we're happy to provide you with this resource.
Legislative News: Updated weekly (or more if events warrant), the legislative news page gives the most up-to-date overview of the key health issues facing our chapters on the state level. Whether it's legislation we're watching, or a legal challenge to existing laws, we'll provide you with what you need to know.
State Advocacy 101: Need to know how to get your state's grassroots program off the ground? How about summaries of the most pressing state issues that cardiovascular specialists are facing? Or do you need information on your state legislature - dates they're in session, party breakdown, or even lists of legislation that ACC is monitoring? We've got all the information you'll need.
Cardiologist for a Day Information: One of our most successful and popular programs is the Cardiologist for a Day, where you invite an elected official to join you during your daily activities. It could be for as little as an hour, or even the full day. Here you'll find all the information you need to make your program a success. And of course, advocacy staff is happy to help.
Legislative Tracking: Here you'll find the very same database that ACC state advocacy staff use to research pending legislation in all 50 states. Research bills, learn who is sponsoring legislation to help us (or hurt us), and even learn about hearings on healthcare issues in your state. We can even assist you with posting legislation to your state's Capwiz page so your members can take action as well.
We're confident that you'll find everything you need to keep yourself and your chapter informed. Thanks for visiting your chapter affairs extranet.