Go to Raleigh. Get Involved.
Attend the Legislative Advocacy “White Coat Wednesdays” Program in 2017!
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.
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. Can’t make a group event, but still wish to attend a White Coat Wednesday? Individual physicians and PAs are welcome to come to Raleigh on any Wednesday during the legislative session. Please contact NCMS Director of Legislative Relations Chip Baggett for more information or to let him know of your interest to attend a particular day.
Be sure to wear your white coat for greater visibility and recognition down at the legislature!
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.