Advocacy Day

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Each year, the OPPA sponsors a legislative Advocacy Day for its members (and non-members who have an interest) at the Statehouse in Columbus. This is an excellent opportunity for psychiatrists to develop and/or strengthen a relationship with their state Representative and Senator.

As we have seen with several issues over the past few years, effective lobbying can and does result in effective advocacy! Effective advocacy consists of contacting your elected officials, communicating a knowledgeable (as well as educational) message and asking for their support and desired vote on a particular bill!

As with any skill, practice and ongoing training and education enhances effectiveness! A typical advocacy day schedule might include (agenda and times are approximate and are subject to change):

There is no cost to attend; however, advance registration is required so that we can schedule meetings with individual legislators! 

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