Advocacy

Getting involved in state and local government is another way for respiratory therapists to care for their patients and the community. Advocacy is a highly effective way to affect change in the issues important to your patients. Who better to share experiences and expert viewpoints to help legislators better understand the impact of proposed policies? It doesn't take a major time commitment to be an effective advocate. Despite busy schedules, there is a lot you can do to shape the future of respiratory care!

STATE LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE ISSUES

Thanks to all GSRC Members & Students who came to GSRC Capitol Day 2017.

We spent the morning performing COPD screenings for legislators before receiving an official commendation from Governor Deal and taking a group photo in the Governor's office.




Get to Know Your Legislators

Take advantage of opportunities to meet your legislators. Attend town hall meetings, fundraising events, or other civic activities.

Offer Your Opinion

Legislators can't read minds - so tell them what you think!

Tips for Communicating with Legislators

Stay Informed

The most focused and relevant sources of information about policy issues that affect you and your patients will come from the professional associations to which you belong. The Georgia Society for Respiratory Care is very active in the Georgia General Assembly and sends regular updates and alerts to members. These updates are sent electronically. They describe the current posture of active bills, key legislators involved with each bill, and what actions will be most effective. To ensure you are receiving these communications, check your member profile and check that your email address is up-to-date.