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December 5, 2013
2014 AMPAC REGIONAL CAMPAIGN AND GRASSROOTS SEMINARS
AMPAC will co-host 6 Regional Campaign and Grassroots Seminars with 6 states in early 2014. These seminars are designed to be co-hosted by AMPAC and a state medical society with AMPAC covering the cost of faculty and materials and the state society securing a meeting space, meals (if necessary) and inviting attendees.
The seminars are a traveling, one-day version of AMPAC’s Campaign School and Candidate Workshop designed to provide training in political campaigns and grassroots lobbying to encourage physicians, spouses and medical society staff to help advance medicine’s agenda at all levels of government. The seminar introduces participants to the fundamentals of modern advocacy techniques and political campaigns including: campaign strategies and message, fundraising techniques and governing laws, and communication with elected officials.
Seminars for 2014
- Portland, OR – Jan. 24
- Frankfort, KY. – Feb.26
- Raleigh, NC – March 2
- Columbus, OH – April 4
- Tarrytown, NY – April 10
- Lake Las Vegas, NV – April 25
September 11, 2013
AMA Launches “FixMedicareNow.org” to Target SGR Repeal
The AMA has embarked on a grassroots campaign that will ramp up this fall to put concerted pressure on members of Congress to once and for all repeal Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula for physician reimbursement. An important component of this effort will be an interactive website – FixMedicareNow.org. The site will engage both patients and physicians in the campaign to repeal the SGR, and also educate policymakers on Capitol Hill on the urgent need to do so. Moreover, the site will function as a recruitment tool, enlisting Americans from all walks of life and all over the country to sign-up and join the campaign via social media channels and a variety of online marketing efforts; an advocacy platform that integrates grassroots alerts and calls to action for activists to email, call, and utilize social media to spur lawmakers to act; and an interactive information portal that will house videos, online info-graphics, and other resources that effectively make the case for SGR repeal. Visit www.FixMedicareNow.org today and help the AMA to eliminate what for more than a decade has been the SGR’s barrier to improving quality and moving toward better health care delivery for Americans reliant on Medicare.