Engaging Your Elected Officials
AMRPA encourages members to educate your elected officials about the value of care provided in inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and units.
Plan a visit with your local Members of Congress
AMRPA members are encouraged to contact their Members of Congress to request meetings in D.C. or at representatives’ District Office, or submit an invitation to tour your hospital or unit. We are happy to provide any assistance in scheduling a meeting or hospital tour.
During the meeting or tour, please share the AMRPA’s advocacy materials.
Meet with them in Washington, D.C.
The annual AMRPA Spring Conference and Congressional Fly-In offers rehabilitation industry leaders a unique opportunity to hear directly from federal agency officials and Washington, D.C. influencers. As part of the Fly-In, conference attendees visit Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and discuss key issues of importance to the medical rehabilitation industry.
You may follow these steps to set up a meeting with your Congressional Representatives:
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask for your Senators’ and Representative's office, or access their contact information online at www.house.gov and www.senate.gov.
Ask the office for instructions regarding the preferred way to submit a request for a meeting or an invitation to tour your hospital or unit in the District/State. Congressional offices handle their District scheduling requests differently. The Washington, D.C. office may arrange for the meeting directly or may refer you to their Congressional District office to set up the visit.
Once you have a meeting or tour scheduled, please inform Kate Beller (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Kendall Hussey (email@example.com / 202-416-5207) so we can track AMRPA’s outreach efforts.
Find your House representative here, and Senators here.