White Coat Wednesdays

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Attend the Legislative Advocacy “White Coat Wednesdays” Program in 2015!

White Coat Wednesdays

Members of the Leadership College visit the General Assembly during a White Coat Wednesday.

Legislative Advocacy Days are your chance to learn more about the ins-and-outs of the government affairs and how best to approach your legislator regarding health care issues. The NCMS will hold a briefing in the morning with tips on “dos and don’ts” in relaying your message to your legislator and on the hot-button medical and patient issues currently in the spotlight at the General Assembly.

Following this briefing, head down with NCMS staff members to the General Assembly and meet one-on-one with your legislator; take part in committee meetings and see the General Assembly in action; and begin building relationships with your legislators for the future.

Bring your organization!

Pick a day to organize a group — such as other physicians from your community or your specialty colleagues from around the state — to participate together. Get an early start on advocating for your profession by contacting Chip Baggett today to schedule your group’s White Coat Wednesday, cbaggett@ncmedsoc.org , 919-833-3836.

Be sure to wear your white coat for greater visibility and recognition down at the legislature!

Typical Agenda

8:00am-8:30am: Meet at the Medical Society for an Advocacy Day overview. (222 N. Person Street, Raleigh) Get directions to the NCMS.

8:30am-11:00am: Head to the Legislative Building to personally meet with your legislators.

11:00am-12:00noon: Attend a Health Care Committee or continue legislator one-on-one meetings.

12:00noon-1:00pm: Lunch in the Legislative Cafeteria if no personal meetings are scheduled.

1:00pm-3:00pm: Continue legislative visits or sit in on the action in the General Assembly.

3:00pm: Adjourn

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