Urge Your U.S. Senators to Support Newborn Hearing Screening
The AAO-HNS, in collaboration with others in the hearing healthcare community, is working to obtain additional cosponsors for S. 2424, a bill to reauthorize the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) program. AAO-HNS Members can play a crucial part in this effort by contacting their U.S. Senators today!
Countdown to Conventions
August is typically a quiet month on Capitol Hill, with lawmakers having returned to their states/districts for the “summer” recess. However, given this year’s Presidential elections, the recess period will begin two weeks early to accommodate back-to-back Presidential Nominating Conventions. The Republican National Convention will be held July 18-21 in Cleveland, OH, immediately followed by the Democratic National Convention from July 25-28 in Philadelphia, PA. Be on the lookout for some exciting programming!
Make the Most of the Congressional Summer Recess
As of July 16, Congress will be out of session for the remainder of summer to campaign and meet with constituents. Take advantage of this year’s extended recess period to schedule a meeting with your federal lawmaker(s) close to home. Contact the Academy’s Legislative Advocacy staff to schedule your In-district Grassroots Outreach meeting today! Congress will reconvene on Tuesday, September 6.
Crunch Time for ENT PAC
It’s hard to believe that Election Day 2016 is only a couple months away. As such, the Academy’s legislative/political staff is working hard to ensure that ENT PAC is well-poised to support pro-otolaryngology incumbents and candidates leading up to November, as well as in the first months of the 115th Congress. Given the contentious nature of the Presidential race and the uncertain political realities we will face in January, it is that much more important to ensure we have as many pro-specialty lawmakers in Congress as possible. Help achieve this goal by making your 2016 ENT PAC contribution today!*
PROJECT 535: Next Steps
PROJECT 535, a BOG-sponsored initiative, is off to a great start! Since its September 2015 launch, the program now boasts otolaryngologists as legislative “key contacts” in more than 50 percent of Congressional districts. With your help, we can achieve our next goal of 60 percent. Learn more and sign up today!