Public Policy & Advocacy

Wisconsin Legislative Action - Voter Voice

Current Campaigns

Support Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products & Diapers

As advocates for reproductive health, we request your support to contact your Wisconsin representatives in support of important legislative efforts to address period poverty. The link below requests support for a committee vote on Wisconsin SB 219, which would create a sales and use tax exemption for the sale of menstrual hygiene products and diapers.

ACP has long believed that women should have access to affordable, comprehensive and nondiscriminatory health care coverage. This should include access to affordable menstrual hygiene products. Through this legislation, Wisconsin would join the majority of states that provide sales and use tax exemption for these products, as well as for diapers for children and incontinent adults. Since cost of these products is especially burdensome to individuals facing financial hardship, this legislation reflects a policy to reduce socioeconomic inequalities and improve health equity.

Contact Your Officials Here

Thank you for taking the time to urge action on this important initiative.

Sincerely,

Lopa Kabir-Islam, MD, MBA, FACP; Rachel Bernard, MD, MPH, FACP; Jennifer Mackinnon, MD, MM, FACP
ACP-Wisconsin Health and Public Policy Committee, Reproductive Health Advocacy Workgroup


Promote State-wide Investment in Pollution-free Transportation - A.B. 846 and A.B. 847 

ACP Wisconsin is calling on all members to contact their representative in the Wisconsin legislature to urge them to pass legislation allowing Wisconsin to receive $78.5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to build out electric vehicle charging across the state. This legislation aligns with ACP policy and is critical for achieving the necessary transition in how transportation is powered in the United States from fossil fuels, which are causing climate change and harming human health, to renewable energy sources. While we have recommendations for the bill text to be strengthened, our priority is for the bill to pass in time for the state to apply for federal funding at the end of February.

Please use the link below to e-mail or call your Wisconsin assembly representative to support this important legislation.

Contact Your Officials

Sincerely

Victoria Gillet, MD and Richard Dart, MD, MACP
ACP-Wisconsin Health and Public Policy Committee, Climate and Health Advocacy Work Group

ACP Leadership Day on Capitol Hill

ACP’s annual national advocacy event, Leadership Day, will take place in Washington, D.C. this year on May 14-15. Leadership Day enables the College to increase its presence on Capitol Hill and advocate directly with Congress in support of legislation directly impacting internal medicine physicians and their patients. To help our members prepare for Leadership Day, we have developed a frequently asked questions (FAQs) document with logistical information for the event. The FAQs can be accessed here.

REGISTER NOW FOR LEADERSHIP DAY 2024 – DEADLINE APRIL 15

Online registration is now open for Leadership Day 2024 here. The event will include educational briefings, advocacy training, lively Q&A, and an opportunity to meet with your members of Congress. A $50 registration fee will be charged to attendees at the time of registration, except for medical students and resident/fellows in-training members, who are exempt. The deadline to register is Monday, April 15.

MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATIONS – DEADLINE APRIL 15

A room block has been designated for Leadership Day attendees at the Westin Washington, DC Downtown hotel in Washington, D.C., located at 999 9th Street, NW, at the discounted rate of $369 per night. Hotel reservations can be made online at: American College of Physicians Leadership Day. Please ask for the “American College of Physician’s Leadership Day” event if you are making your reservation by phone. The deadline to make hotel reservations is Monday, April 15. If you are unable to acquire a room in our block, please contact Shuan Tomlinson at stomlinson@acponline.org.


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