AGA Advocacy Day
Advocacy is a critical component of protecting your profession and your patients access to care. Connect with your lawmakers and their staff during this event to ensure the voice of GI is heard.
AGA Advocacy Day 2020 was a huge success. Thank you to the 70+ members that participated from 22 states and attended 75 meetings with their members of Congress. This was our first 100% virtual Advocacy Day and it was great to see engagement on the “virtual Hill” and on social media.
We will continue to advocate with and on behalf of our members! Stay tuned for more information about Advocacy Day 2021.
Past Advocacy Days
Have a deeper understanding of the importance of physician involvement in local advocacy.
AGA is hosting its annual Advocacy Day on Sept. 25, 2020. Unlike previous years, we’re taking it virtual with all of the congressional meetings occurring via conference calls. This is a great opportunity for you to “meet” with your lawmakers and share your thoughts about policies impacting your patients, practices and our profession. Registration is now closed.
Why attend the event?
AGA plans all your congressional meetings, drafts the talking points and policy one-pagers, and coordinates all the logistics to make it a simple and fun experience for all members. AGA staff will also attend your meetings to provide additional support.
Advocacy Day Agenda
Monday, 8-9 p.m. EDT — Advocacy Day prep: Policy re-cap session*
This webinar will provide Advocacy Day participants with an overview of the policy issues being highlighted during congressional meetings. The goal of this webinar is to ensure participants are comfortable speaking about these policy issues and communicating personal stories during their meetings.
*Participation required for all Advocacy Day attendees; session will be recorded and shared will all attendeesSept. 21, 2020
Wednesday, 8-9 p.m. EDT – Advocacy Day prep: Moderator 101 session*
This webinar will provide Advocacy Day participants that have been identified as a group leader/moderator with a training on how to lead the congressional meetings to ensure AGA’s talking points are conveyed and members with a meaningful story are able to contribute to the conversation.
*Participation required for those assigned as “group leader” for their congressional calls/meetings; session will be recorded and shared with group leaders unable to attend the live session.Sept. 23, 2020
Friday, 11 a.m.- noon EDT – Advocacy Day keynote speaker session
Prior to congressional meetings, AGA will host renowned political analyst and commentator Charlie Cook to speak about the upcoming 2020 election in November and its impacts on the future of health care.Sept. 25, 2020
Friday, 12:30-4 p.m. EDT – Congressional meetingsSept. 25, 2020
Before the event, brush up on your advocacy skills by completing AGA’s newly designed advocacy education modules. Get a refresher on everything from how to have an effective Hill meeting to establishing a constituent relationship.
Note: Participants will be required to complete the “Advocating for our profession” module prior to Advocacy Day.