Having a relationship with your own state Representative and Senator is the first step in advocating for your patients. The Texas Find Your Incumbent (FYI) system provides useful information about legislators and the districts they represent. Contact information may be found for the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate and the Texas Congressional Delegation.
Creating a relationship with your state representative and state senator should start during the interim. Legislators have more time to meet with constituents and listen to their concerns. Follow this link to learn more about how to meet with your legislator during the interim and what to include in your conversation.
The Texas Legislature Online website allows you to track committees, watch live broadcasts and search for legislation (past and present) by bill number or key word.
Your one stop shop for all things advocacy as a pediatrician. The interactive toolkit includes 45 minute modules with concrete steps to advocate on behalf your patients and profession at the local, state, and federal levels.