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5 Reasons to Complete ASHA’s Public Policy Survey Today

by Michelle Mannebach
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What legislative and regulatory issues are most important to you? Take ASHA’s online survey today.

ASHA’s Government Relations and Public Policy (GRPP) Board and GRPP staff members will review the submissions and—based on the responses and the predicted political climate for 2018—develop the 2018 Public Policy Agenda.

The annual public policy agenda helps ASHA determine its highest priority issues and allocate resources to make advocacy progress. To learn more about current advocacy issues, review ASHA’s 2017 Public Policy Agenda. All issues are based on our seven foundational principles, which provide a common thread throughout the agenda.

To help us select top advocacy issues for 2018, here’s why you should complete the online survey today:

  1. It’s quick and easy. The survey asks you to rate 11 issues—what matters most, least or not at all—and takes about five minutes to complete. By rating issues according to importance, you’ll help ASHA set the right priorities for 2018.
  2. Let your voice be heard. Decisions are based primarily on member input, so we want to hear from you! This is your opportunity to let ASHA know what issues are important to you and where you think ASHA’s advocacy efforts should be directed next year.
  3. Learn about new issues. This is the perfect time to identify any new or emerging issues, especially those at the state and local level.
  4. Rate your knowledge of ASHA’s advocacy program. Help us understand what members want to know more about.
  5. Beat the deadline. The survey closes on May 31, 2017.

Ways to stay informed

  • If you’d like to stay up to date on ASHA’s advocacy efforts, sign up for Headlines and receive email updates on breaking issues, including “Your 60-Second Advocacy Update.”
  • Follow ASHA Advocacy through social media. We’re on Facebook and Twitter.

Get involved. Visit takeaction.asha.org to contact your members of Congress on the issues we are advocating on now.

Watch the video. See what ASHA’s Capitol Hill Day is really like.

Michelle Mannebach, is ASHA’s Government Relations and Public Policy director of advocacy communications and administration.  MMannebach@asha.org

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