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Advocacy

State Legislation

Advocating for surgeons and patients in all 50 states

State Legislation

Advocacy Is Local

State legislatures can often meet needs in a way that Congress cannot, making grassroots advocacy even more essential. The College monitors all 50 states to not only defend against unwelcome legislation, but also to proactively identify issues and develop strategies that 鶹ýChapters can use to make the best use of their resources.

State Advocacy Resources

Toolkits and Guides

Our resources will help you learn about the many facets of grassroots advocacy and navigate the plethora of web-based information on state-related issues.

Browse Guides

State Legislation Tracker

This interactive tool breaks down every individual piece of legislation we’re tracking by state, helping you stay informed about the issues that affect you locally and how/when we need your help.

State Advocacy Grant Program

The College supports advocacy by 鶹ýchapters through a state advocacy grant program.

Additional Resources

Getting Started

Learn more about grassroots advocacy and how you can get started.

Lobbying and Ethics Resources by State

See a cross section of websites focused on many state healthcare issues.

State Legislature Websites

Visit your state legislature's website to monitor current legislation or contact your legislators.