Advocacy Action Team
Looking for a way to engage on policy related issues and lend your voice to the conversation? If so, we invite you to join the MMA Advocacy Action Team.
This virtual team will allow you to:
- Demonstrate your commitment in support of an issue
- Gain important skills, tools and resources to help you become an effective advocate
- Learn more about an issue and MMA’s proposed solutions
- Receive unique information, news, and updates
- Share your ideas and experiences
- Connect with your peers
- Take action in new ways:
- Raise awareness about an issue you care about via social media
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper
- Provide MMA with ideas, data, and experiences
- Attend MMA Day at the Capitol and raise your voice on an issue
- Meet with your legislator(s)
- Testify at the Minnesota Legislature on behalf of the MMA
- Suggest additional strategies the MMA can use to advance an issue
Advocacy Action Team – Channel Descriptions
Advocacy 101 Channel
There are a lot of things to know about when it comes to advocacy – and that can sometimes be overwhelming. Through this channel, you will have an opportunity to learn more about the basics of the legislative process, advocacy strategies, advocacy tools, and more. Interact with MMA staff and your peers to find how you can be an effective advocate – on a variety of issues.
Firearm Death and Injury Prevention Channel
Firearm death and injury is a public health crisis. Strategies needed to prevent and address this crisis include advocacy for firearm death and injury research funding, common sense gun laws at the state and federal level, as well as equipping physicians with the necessary tools to discuss firearm injury and death prevention in the exam room. Awareness needs to be raised around the fact that an overwhelming majority of firearm deaths in the U.S. are suicides. Here in Minnesota, approximately 4 out of 5 deaths attributable to firearms are suicides. Join the firearm death and injury prevention advocacy action team channel and lend your voice to this important conversation.
Under current state law, children must be vaccinated to attend public school in Minnesota. However, Minnesota is one of about 15 states that allow for parents to exempt their children from immunization requirements based on their personal beliefs. The MMA believes that all children should be vaccinated, except for those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. In addition to childhood immunizations, COVID-19 vaccines continue to dominate conversations across CDC and FDA advisory committees, dining room tables, social media, and the exam room. Join the vaccines advocacy action team channel and lend your voice to this important conversation.
Join an Advocacy Action Team
(Note: All interested members will automatically be added to the “Advocacy 101” Channel.)