Have Your Voice Heard
Nicholas Meyer, M.D., a surgeon at St. Croix Orthopedics, says Capitol Rounds was a great way to get some face time with his legislator, Rep. Matt Dean, R-Dellwood.
Nicholas Meyer, M.D., (left) meets with his lawmaker, Rep. Matt Dean, as part of Capitol Rounds.
Meyer is just one of the many physicians who have taken advantage of the MMA’s Capitol Rounds program.
MMA Capitol Rounds offers members the opportunity to tour the Capitol and meet with their lawmakers.
“I really appreciated the opportunity to connect with my local representative on his turf. The MMA made this easy for me and I would recommend it to anyone who has an interest.”
Meet with your Legislators:
Choose the option that best fits your needs...
Your Personal Day at the Capitol
While the Legislature is in session, you can schedule your own personalized visit on your own timetable. During your Capitol Rounds, you’ll have the chance to meet with your local legislators, view hearings and floor sessions. You can also ask the MMA’s advocacy team what really happens behind the scenes. Just by being at the Capitol at the right time, you may make the difference on a key issue.
Your Clinic/Specialty Group Day at the Capitol
All the benefits of a personal visit, with the addition of your colleagues. With a larger group, you can have an even greater impact with legislators. The MMA will even add a legislative briefing for your group on the day you arrive for your meetings. The MMA Medical Student Section and the Mayo Pediatric Residents took advantage of this option in 2009 with great success.
Many physicians cannot find the time to meet with legislators at the Capitol, but still desire the face-to-face discussion during the Legislative Session. The MMA will set up a coffee meeting before or after work in your and your legislator’s home district to save time.
MMA Staff Contact: Phil Raines, manager of grassroots and political development, 612-362-3739.