The most important way to advocate for your profession is to regularly contact your legislators regarding issues of importance to pharmacy. Calling, writing, and most importantly, meeting in person with your elected officials will help establish you as a resource to consult when pharmacy issues come up for a vote.
Take advantage of the time your Congressperson and Senators spend at home in district/state by inviting them to visit your pharmacy, school, or practice site. This is a great opportunity for legislators to hear about the positive impact provider status legislation can have on patients, as well as your concerns and priorities as a pharmacist who serves the community. Our advocacy efforts in Washington, DC are doubly effective when pharmacists speak out. You have a valuable and strong position as a member of the pharmacy profession AND as a voter. Act now to use that power to advocate. Check out this webinar for tips on everything from inviting your legislator to following up on their visit.