Help Us Advocate for the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act
All genetic counselors are invited to participate in NSGC’s 2021 Virtual Call on Congress 2021. This event will be held the week of May 24, 2021 in support of the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act.
What to Expect
NSGC’s Virtual Call on Congress 2021 will kick off with a webinar which will include a briefing about the Access to Genetic Counselor Services Act and how the bill may affect your practice. You’ll hear from patient advocates on the importance of having your voice heard in Congress. Congressional champions of the bill will provide their views on this important legislation. Finally, we will break into small groups for mock Hill meetings so you can prepare for the experience first-hand and practice your talking points.
NSGC staff will schedule all of your Congressional meetings and will provide talking points and briefing documents ahead of your meetings. You can find many of the resources here.
Schedule of Events
Monday, May 24, 2021
The week will begin with a live virtual kickoff webinar on Monday, May 24 from 7:00-9:00pm EDT.
Tuesday, May 25 – Thursday, May 27, 2021
Virtual meetings with members of Congress and Congressional staff will be scheduled between May 25 – 27, depending on participant and Congressional office schedules.
When registering, you will be asked to provide your availability over May 25 to May 27, between 9:30am-4:00pm EDT so that we can work with Congressional to schedule meetings with your Members of Congress.
Your local colleagues and NSGC lobbyists may participate in these meetings with you, so you will receive a list of all meeting participants in advance.
NSGC staff will contact you as soon as a Congressional meeting is confirmed for you. NSGC will provide Zoom links or conference lines for all of your Congressional meetings. We will do our best to accommodate all schedules, but please be mindful that Congressional schedules are always in flux. If we are unable to schedule meetings May 25-27, NSGC advocacy staff will work with you to find another time that is convenient.
Registration to for the Virtual Call on Congress is free and open to all genetic counselors!
Members of Congress want to hear from you—their constituents, so these meetings are very important and critical to the success of our effort!
We appreciate your support and are on hand to answer any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.