Advocacy

Count on the Dallas Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association to advocate for physicians as legislation and administrative actions that impact physicians are deliberated. There is strength in numbers when it comes to advocacy, and when you are a member of organized medicine in Texas, you will never go it alone. 

Get involved. The show of a collective effort of DCMS physicians is extremely important. Members provide a powerful common voice protecting patients, physicians, and their relationship, while serving as thought leaders and conveners to model positive change. DCMS physicians are involved in influencing legislation as it pertains to the quality of care delivered to patients. Click to learn more about the DCMS Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Committee.

Physicians need to be involved in all phases of the legislative process. If you would like to join your colleagues in Austin or get involved at any level, contact Anna Acuña.

Upcoming Events with Elected Officials

Town Hall with Senator Nathan Johnson
Sunday, May 22, 2022, 3-4:30pm
4332 Northaven Road, Dallas, TX, 75229 (Semones Family YMCA)
RSVP here.


Fundraising Reception Honoring 
Dawn Buckingham, MD 
Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 5:30-7pm
3201 Wendover Rd, Dallas, TX, 75214
RSVP by email.

Fundraising Luncheon Honoring Phil King
Tuesday, April 19, 2022, 12-1:30 PM
Sevy's Grill: 8201 Preston Road, Dallas, TX, 75225
RSVP to Jackson Miller at (214) 749-4792 or by email.

A Reception Benefitting Congresswoman Kay Granger
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 6:30 PM
Lancaster Theater: 300 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX, 76051
For more information or to RSVP, please contact Sara Bonjean at (202) 680-8625 or by email.

Drew Springer State Senator Fundraiser
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 6-7pm
4285 Glenhurst Lane, Frisco, TX, 75033
RSVP to Zach Jones

These events are provided as a courtesy to DCMS members who may be interested in attending. These events are posted at the request of DCMS member physicians who may be involved or hosting the event. DCMS does not necessarily endorse the candidate or the event.

Who Represents Me

Visit the sites listed below to determine who represents you at each level of governance.

US senators represent the entire state. Texas' current US senators are Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz.