NFP Grassroots Advocacy
Gary Kelso, AHCA’s NFP Council Chair, encourages AHCA’s NFP providers to participate in our grassroots advocacy efforts in 2019. AHCA would like to help you get facility tours and in-district meetings set up over future recess days. Please provide your name, facility address, and email address and we will craft the invite and send it to you to send to the Congressional office. The four brief steps for a successful facility tour visit can be found here. Please feel free to contact Matthew Smyth and Dana Halvorson who can help you with all of the logistics.
AHCA/NCAL Advocacy App
you haven’t already heard about it, then we wanted to alert you to a
great app that allows you to keep abreast of AHCA advocacy
efforts. Among other things, it provides important talking points,
issue briefs and features that allow you to take action. It will be
useful not only to you, but serves as a great way for providers to weigh
in. You can get the app by downloading from the AppStore or on Google Play.
U.S. Congressional Calendars
As you are planning your visits with members of Congress and their staff in Washington, D.C., or in your district, the Congressional calendars will be of assistance to you. The U.S. House of Representatives calendar for the 116th Congress can be found here. The U.S. Senate schedule for 2019 can be found here.
NFPs Engaging in the Political Process
For more information on how NFPs can engage in the political process, please review this
handout from Wiley Rein, LLP. Both documents will give members of 501(c) 3 tax exempt organizations
an overview of what they can and cannot do in regards to lobbying and political activity.