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Top 10 ways to get involved with RAS-ACS Advocacy

  1. Attend the Leadership and Advocacy Summit and Lobby Day in Washington, DC. Apply for a travel grant from the ACS to assist with funding your travel. Attend the RAS Workshop.
  2. Join the ACS Health Policy Advisory Council. E-mail Katie Oehmen at for more information.
  3. Utilize the State Legislative Action Center.
  4. Advocate at the local level through your ACS Chapter. Get in touch with the officers of your chapter to participate.
  5. Join the RAS Advocacy and Issues Committee, and call in every first Wednesday of the month to participate in committee conference calls.
  6. Follow @SurgeonsVoice on Twitter.
  7. Donate to the SurgeonsPAC.
  8. Join the SurgeonsPAC Resident Leadership Council Program.
  9. Educate yourself on the tools and resources to become an effective advocate with the SurgeonsVoice Advocacy Guide and You are your own best advocate: A how-to guide.
  10. Read the RAS Newsletter for updates and look for committee, liaison, and workgroup positions available.