National Legal Legislative Committee

Committee Mission Statement: The mission is to maintain communications and encourage member involvement between AOA-Washington and state members on national legislation and issues that could affect the Association and members. Secondly, to be involved in national legislative campaigns and promote the AOA-PAC.

Committee Mission Statement: The mission is to maintain communications and encourage member involvement between AOA-Washington and state members on national legislation and issues that could affect the Association and members.  Secondly, to be involved in national legislative campaigns and promote the AOA-PAC.

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Goal:  ADVOCATE - The voice of optometry and eye care through government relations. 

Strategies:

Issues Management - Monitor evolving issues to develop positions that proactively advance and preserve optometry and be prepared to respond to legislative and legal challenges

Committee Membership Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities: Group decision making; possible outreach to ArOA members via phone calls or face-to-face meetings to solicit PAC contributions or discuss national issues; solicit members to make calls to Arkansas legislators when needed; lead as example when called to action from AOA to call U.S. legislators on issues
Expected Timeline: as needed throughout year – expected 2-4 conference calls plus e-mails
Reports to: Chair
Time Commitment: as needed – mostly calls and/or emails to legislators – possibly total of 5-10 hours per year
Qualifications: Knowledge of national issues and federal legislators from Arkansas

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