Spring into Action 2021 Agenda and Resources to Review

All Aboard and Introductions
– Gordana Krkic, CAE, CEO and Chief Advocacy Officer

Lobbying 101 and Legislative Perspective (catch up on what's been going on at the Capitol and virtually)
- Brian Wojcicki, JD, Illinois Capitol Group
This session will orient participants in the basics lobbying provide an update on the legislative session.

Dive into Your Role as an Advocate
Listen and learn from veteran IAFP members’ experience lobbying and building relationships. 

Legislators’ Greetings (to be announced soon)
Members of the Illinois General Assembly will address our audience

Seize the Opportunities of Social Media
- Ginnie Flynn Vice President of Communications
Learn how to connect with influencers, lawmakers, FM peers, and coalition partners 

Issue Briefings on Pending Legislation
Legislation pending before the House and Senate will be discussed. (keep up with current bills on our State Government Issues page)

Wrap Up and Small Group Sessions
Discuss specific topics, ask questions and form action steps you'd like to take next. Participants can work with IAFP staff to schedule a future meeting with their state representative and/or state senator.

Resources to Review before you attend:

AAFP resources:

Importance of family medicine factsheets Family physicians are located in every community in every state. These state-specific one-pagers quantify the impact of family physicians in your state.

AAFP State Advocacy: Backgrounders State policy happens quickly. To make sense of it all, the Center for State Policy has developed backgrounders on trending health policy proposals in the states. AAFP members can use these backgrounders to enhance their advocacy efforts or learn more about a particular issue.

Your Senator's and Representative's bios on the Illinois General Assembly web site

For members earning CME credit, a certificate will be e-mailed after attendee completes online reporting form.