The ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs has created numerous resources to assist ASA members in advocacy efforts.
Grassroots Network: The ASA Grassroots Network allows physician anesthesiologists to take action and engage with their elected officials.
Team 535: Build relationships with members of Congress, become a key contact and advocate for the specialty.
Advocacy Modules: These Modules will inform ASA members about how to be involved in a higher level of advocacy.
Congressional Overview: A one-stop resource on the composition, leadership, and key committees in the 117th (2021-2022) Congress.
ASA Anesthesiology Policy Research Rotation in Political Affairs: Residents can apply to spend four weeks with ASA's Advocacy Division.
ASA Grassroots Advocacy Guide (PDF): This grassroots advocacy guide provides all of the information ASA members need to be effective advocates for the specialty.
Guide to Hosting a Site Visit (PDF): This is a grassroots advocacy resource used by members who are interested in hosting an elected official or their staff for a site visit.
ASA State Governmental Affairs Handbook (PDF) (members only)
Federal Advocacy Podcast
In Central Line episode 2, Dr. Striker interviews Manuel Bonilla, Chief Advocacy Officer, about ASA's federal advocacy efforts. Find out why advocacy matters, learn about ASA's current priorities and go inside ASA's efforts to tackle issues like drug shortages with lawmakers. Recorded October 2019.