Legislative Advocacy Events
The SPACE Committee, along with UCSF Primary Care Internal Medicine residents, has attended prior California Medical Association Legislative Advocacy Days and Society for General Internal Medicine Hill Days. During these visits, we advocated for safe limits on medical exemptions for vaccines, banning discounts on sugar sweetened beverages particularly in often targeted low-income communities, and primary care residency funding, among other issues. We also meet regularly with our local elected officials in San Francisco, most recently on behavioral health integration within primary care.
Contact your legislator!
To find out who your San Francisco Board of Supervisors Member is, go to: http://propertymap.sfplanning.org/?name=sffind
To find out who your California State Assemblymember and Senator are, go to: http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/
To find out who your Congressperson is, go to: https://www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative
Track important legislation!
LegInfo can help you find and track bills in the legislature on topics important to you, based on a keyword search or the bill number: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/
LegInfo also provides information on where the bill is in the legislative process, votes, and non-partisan analyses, which include organizations supporting and opposing.