The involvement of physicians, medical students and Alliance members is critical to the success of the South Dakota State Medical Association's grassroots lobbying efforts. A vital asset to the SDSMA's professional lobbying team, only you can give your state legislators and members of our congressional delegation the most accurate picture about how the issues really affect the practice of medicine and the patients of South Dakota.
Remember, effective political action is a local activity. Get involved with your district medical society and get to know your senators and representatives . That way, they'll recognize your name and voice when you write or call them at the state capitol or in Washington, DC.
The SDSMA offers several ways for physicians to advocate for the issues they care about in their communities and at the Capitol.
Doctor of the Day
Serve as Doctor of the Day for one day during the legislative session.
Be a Physician Lobbyist
Testify on behalf of the SDSMA's lobbying efforts.
Contact South Dakota's elected officials through SDSMA's Action Alerts! We'll let you know when you need to contact your lawmakers about important issues.
Stay informed with InSession , a weekly publication during the legislative session.
Read the SDSMA's newsletter featuring association news and health care news physicians need to know.