Day 8 & 9: Plan a visit with a legislator

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in Maryland Advocacy, National Advocacy

This is also more difficult one, but something every citizen should do! You can visit them to discuss a specific topic that you have expertise in or are passionate about. Or you can target a specific piece of legislation that they are a sponsor or co-sponsor of (or that they should be). The key about these visits is that you don’t need to be an expert in anything to go. Sharing your personal story on why this issue is important and why...

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Nine Days of Happiness Challenge

Posted on Jan 11, 2017 in Global Advocacy, Maryland Advocacy, National Advocacy

“Our democracy needs you.” –POTUS on January 10, 2017 MdPHA is counting down Nine Days of Happiness to help kick start or advance your goal of more involvement in our democratic process. It is on all of us to make this thing work, but it can be overwhelming. You have to start somewhere, so join MdPHA in making a difference! DAY 1 1a. This part is easy. Download and review MdPHA’s legislative priorities. Pick one that speaks to...

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Public health funding at risk–take action!

Posted on Oct 5, 2015 in National Advocacy

Congress is working on fiscal year 2016 funding for public health agencies and programs and numerous cuts have been included. Please add your voice to demand prioritizing public health funding that is critical to supporting a strong public health system to promote health, respond to everyday health threats and unexpected public health emergencies and to ensure that all individuals have access to the health care and preventive services they...

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