Lame Duck Push to Reauthorize EHDI
Congress returns from its extended recess on November 14 to convene a brief “lame duck” session. The AAO-HNS and others in the hearing health community are committed to ensuring reauthorization of the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) Act (S. 2424) in the U.S. Senate. PROJECT 535 key contacts, as well as ENT Advocacy Network members in targeted states, will soon receive instructions regarding how to contact their U.S. Senators with a coordinated message. Stay tuned!
Preparations Underway for 2017 State Legislative Sessions-Volunteers Still Needed!
The AAO-HNS State Tracker program has grown to include more than 130 volunteers covering 43 states. However, more volunteers are needed, especially in Alaska, Idaho, Mississippi, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Utah. No experience with state legislatures? Not a problem! The Academy’s staff will be there to guide you through the process. Our first State Trackers conference call will be held December 14 at 8 pm EST, so now is the time to contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or learn more!
PROJECT 535 Needs YOU!
As the dust from this week’s elections continues to settle, the AAO-HNS already is preparing for the 115th Congress. In addition to the Academy’s overall advocacy efforts, PROJECT 535 volunteers help reinforce the Academy’s message by establishing one-to-one relationships with federal elected officials. Currently, 54 percent of the 535 U.S Congressional and Senate districts are covered. To help further strengthen our collective advocacy efforts, sign up today or contact email@example.com for more information.
Contribute to ENT PAC and Make 2017 Our Best Year Yet!
Help ensure the AAO-HNS is ready to “hit the ground running” in the new Congress by supporting the specialty’s political action committee today! Send your personal check (payable to “ENT PAC”) to 1650 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, VA 22314, or make a contribution online at www.entpac.org (log-in with your AAO-HNS ID and password).*