2021 Pharmacy Legislative Day
VPhA’s annual Pharmacy Legislative Day is the cornerstone of the association’s legislative and public policy efforts. Each year, pharmacists visit the capitol to meet with their legislators and discuss important policies impacting the pharmacy profession. This year’s event will transition to virtual programming and grassroots efforts – making it even easier for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and student pharmacists to play a key role in influencing important legislation! We’ll be welcoming a special guest this year to kick off the day!
How to Participate:
- Register – it’s FREE for members, $40 for non-members, and $30 for VHSP members!
- Clear your calendar on Tuesday, January 19 to engage in the Zoom programming and legislative briefing.
- Plan to email or call your state senator and state representative the same day.
- Watch the map as we color in each district to cover the entire state!
9:00- 10:30am: Morning Session with Special Guest
11:00am- 1:00pm: Contact Your Legislators! At the conclusion of the morning session you will be released to virtually reach out to your representative (phone and email) and share your support for pharmacy issues.
**Be prepared- Look up your legislator here!
1:00- 2:00pm: Advocacy Hotwash- log on to Zoom to meet with Howard Estes and Christina Barrille to report back on conversations with legislators and staffers.
7:00- 8:00pm: Webinar with the Virginia Department of Health.
Check out the VPhA Advocacy page for the latest information on VPhA’s legislative initiatives. There are also webinars that will educate you on pharmacy issues and the best way to communicate with legislators.
Don’t know your legislator? Look it up here: http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/