Some of you have
expressed concerns about how to meet and greet your legislators. You can
download (in PDF format) some tips about how to talk with your elected officials,
what to write about, and how to write a letter to a local newspaper about an
important topic. Legislative advocacy is essential to accomplishing
the goals of the Association.
Tips on Meeting with
your elected officials
How to write a letter to your elected officials
Lobbying Tips by
Peter Newbould, of the APA Practice Organization
Writing a letter to
If you are a member of
the American Psychological Association, and the APA Practice Organization, you
can access legislation and regulations in all 50 states, the District of
Columbia, and Congress through a unique service by going to the APA Practice Organization
(APAPO) website pages at www.apapractice.org
The APAPO and State Net
provide electronic access to state legislation and regulations on issues
relevant to practitioners.
These reports provide a
look at legislation and regulations in a variety of issue areas,
including: licensure and scope of practice, reimbursement, hospital
practice, mental health parity, prescriptive authority, healthcare reform, and
more.This is really cool!
You can also find more
information by going to the APA Practice Organization website pages at www.apapractice.org.