Grassroots Action


There are a number of ways to make your voice heard, take action and represent the ASC industry.
 
Contact TASCS
 

TASCS can be the first stop in raising awareness of an issue. If you have questions or concerns please contact us. Issues identified in one center may be more widespread or indicative of a trend that requires action.

Find Your Texas and U.S. Representative
 

USA.gov provides a comprehensive website to identify your U.S. and Texas elected officials and the Texas Legislature Online has a site dedicated to everything at the Austin Capitol.

Participate in the Washington Fly-In
 

Participation in the annual Washington Legislative Fly-In is an excellent opportunity to meet with U.S. lawmakers and their staff and advocate on behalf of the surgery center industry. The event, organized by ASCA, is well attended. In 2013, more than 70 ASC representatives from 13 states flew to Washington to meet with their elected officials.

Host a Facility Tour
 

Facility tours provide a wonderful opportunity to show our elected officials the quality and service that surgery centers deliver every day. It creates a strong impression to lawmakers who may have never set foot in an ASC.

Contact Your Representative
 

Elected officials want to hear from their constituents. Contacting them is easy, whether by phone or mail. If there is a specific bill in question, mention the bill by title and number when speaking with their office and let them know how you feel about a particular piece of legislation.

Look Up a Bill
 

Texas Legislature Online has a comprehensive website for anything related to the Austin Capitol. Bills can be easily located on their home page for all legislative sessions.