Lobby Day

What is a Lobby Day?
A chance for members of an organization to show up in numbers to meet with legislators and get noticed as a group – an incredibly effective tool in our advocacy efforts.

Lobby Day represents a new chapter in our effort to ramp up government relations in order to get a distinctive identity and continuous conversation with lawmakers. Please plan to join in this, including the recognition of our presence by both the House and Senate once they formally convene at 2:00.

Why is it important?
The 2020 legislative session in Frankfort starts next week, and KAFP is actively working to see that our interests are represented continuously and that legislators know who family physicians are.

What makes the biggest impression to legislators is YOU.

Legislators need to hear from you concerning key priorities set by KAFP for 2020. Major decisions will be made which directly impact the viability of our profession.

When should I be in Frankfort?
Our special advocacy effort will begin at 8:30 a.m. on January 16 in Room 125 of the Capitol Annex in Frankfort, directly  behind the Capitol Building. It will conclude at ~3pm. Be sure to wear your white coat!

What will we be doing this time?
In the morning, the Babbage team will be setting meetings with top legislative leaders, working closely with Gerry. They will work in advance directly with attendees to help schedule individual meetings for you and your legislator. We will serve lunch to lawmakers and their staff members, 11:30-1:00, and expect a large number to attend.

This gives us an excellent chance to speak with numerous members of the House and Senate. Our advocacy group, Babbage Cofounder, will be assisting with these important conversations.

At 2:00pm, the House and Senate convene and will recognize our group on the floor of their respective chambers.

How do I RSVP?
Please email Gerry.Stover@kafp.org to let him know you plan to join us.

I can’t attend. How can I still be involved?
We understand and know this is short notice. Reaching out to your legislator via phone or email is a great way to establish or continue a relationship and help them understand our issues.

We will send a prompt for this in a separate email. Additionally, there will be other opportunities to come to Frankfort as a group in the future, so stay tuned!