Elected officials and government entities make decisions every day that directly affect your practice and ability to treat patients. Although the ACR continues to be your eyes and ears in Washington, D.C., often the most effective agents of change are citizens, like you, who get involved in the legislative process.
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It’s easy to be an advocate for the rheumatology community with the tools available to you and all ACR/ARHP members. Our Legislative Action Center highlights the latest and most relevant issues to rheumatologists, and makes it easy to contact legislators with your concerns. There are also tools that help you find your elected officials and where your representative stands on important legislation.
For our latest campaign to fund an arthritis research program through the Department of Defense, the ACR even provides you the option of sending a letter to the editor of your local paper. If your letter is published, it is likely the members of Congress in your area will become more aware of this important issue. Take action, and do your part with our easy-to-use tool.
For even more information and tips on how to write a letter to the editor of your newspaper, check out the ACR’s newest resource, How to Write a Letter to the Editor.