Make a Connection on Capitol Hill this Spring
Important Message from AAHomecare
While Capitol Hill buildings remain closed to the public and many staffers continue to work from home, Congressional offices are getting back to comparatively normal operations – including taking virtual meetings with constituents and advocacy groups about their policy priorities.
AAHomecare senior VP for public policy Jay Witter has been meeting virtually with Congressional staffers for the last two months and reports that Capitol Hill offices have adapted well to virtual meeting technologies. Witter urges HME advocates to take advantage of the opportunity to make a strong impression without needing to travel to DC or a legislator’s district office.
“Making a connection to start or re-establish a relationship with Hill staff this Spring will help you make a stronger impression when we potentially need support on legislation or Congressional pressure on CMS later this year,” says Witter. “Whether you’re an experienced advocate or just starting to get engaged in HME policy, this is a great time to reach out.”
See more of Witter's perspectives in this expanded article about engaging your legislators this Spring, including a discussion of key points and messages for your meetings, and help set the stage for more policy wins for HME this year!
If you have questions about state and federal advocacy efforts or would like assistance from the OAMES office, contact Kam Yuricich OAMES executive director.