2011 PHYSICIANS DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE
Please Plan to Attend Physicians' Day at the Legislature on May 26th
With several issues important to physicians still remaining in the First Regular Session of the 125th Legislature, the Physicians' Day at the Legislature this coming Thursday could not come at a better time. With only three three weeks left in the session, legislators will be very busy on Thursday getting ready for the three day Memorial Day weekend. In fact, it is a four day weekend for the state as Friday is one of the mandated "shut down days" included in the previous budget. Thursday's events begin with a two-mile run/walk with legislators on the Kennebec River Rail Trail at 7:00 a.m. Whether you are a runner or not, please consider joining your colleagues at the State House on Thursday.
2011 PHYSICIANS' DAY AT THE LEGISLATURE
State House, Hall of Flags, Second Floor
May 26, 2011, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Speak with your legislators and participate in the legislative process. Speak up on issues of significance to physicians, such as: health care reform; Medicaid funding; practice issues, state budget priorities; public health issues (prize-fighting, consumer fireworks, state regulation of chemical substances) and insurance regulation.
We strongly urge you to attend and invite your colleagues. Physician State House visits make a very positive impression on legislators.
In addition to the traditional events in the Hall of Flags, the MMA & MOA will start the day at 7a.m. with a Walk/Run, along the Kennebec River Rail Trail. All physicians and legislators are welcome. The Kennebec Valley YMCA's locker rooms will be available to all participants before and after the walk/run. The starting point and ending point will be the Kennebec River Rail Trail Message Board at Capitol Park, which is located west of the YMCA on the opposite side of the football field. The participants will walk/run along the trail to Hallowell and back (2 miles). Come start your morning with a healthy walk/run along the beautiful Kennebec River Rail Trail!
Following the early morning event, physicians will meet in the Hall of Flags of the State House to network with legislators and hear from physician advocates. The remainder of the day includes observation of the general sessions of the Senate and House and meetings with legislative leadership. The events of the day are co-sponsored by the Maine Osteopathic Association.
Questions? Contact Maureen Elwell, (207) 622-3374 ext. 219
Maine Medical Association, firstname.lastname@example.org