The ADA offers resources to help you stay informed about the latest legislative issues, learn about the impact of government rules and regulations, and get involved in the process by talking to your legislators. Your involvement is vital to safeguard the future of oral health care and ensure dentistry remains a thriving profession.
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Why should I be involved in the political process?
Congress is going to make decisions that affect your patients and your practice. It's a certainty. You have a choice: You can sit on the sidelines or you can get involved and help shape the outcome. By being active in ADPAC's grassroots program, you and your family will have a direct role in the fight for oral health.
What is an Action Team and how can I join?
An Action Team is a group of ADA member dentists that maintain a political presence in their Congressional district. Action team members respond to ADA action alerts, meet with their congressional representatives, attend political events, receive grassroots training and advocate on behalf of their patients, profession and practice.
Click here to learn more about the ADA's Action Team Leader Network.
How can I contact my lawmakers?
You can contact your lawmakers through our legislative action center: ADA Engage. The ADA uses Engage to send out action alerts, inform dentists about critical public policy issues, and put our members in contact with their legislators. Most importantly, Engage allows your voice to be heard in Washington.
Click here to find out who represents you in Congress.
Where can I learn more about political advocacy and grassroots involvement?
If you would like to know more about the political process and how you can get involved, please visit ADA.org/ADPAC or contact our Grassroots Education and Advocacy Manager at:
American Dental Political Action Committee
Prepared by: Division of Government and Public Affairs
Last Updated: January 5, 2017