First Tuesdays—Show Up for Medicine in 2023

On the first Tuesday of each month during a Texas Legislative Session, physicians from all over the state descend upon the Capitol in what is called a “white coat invasion.” Armed with a list of bills and TMA’s position on these bills, these doctors, residents, students and Alliance members meet with Texas legislators as lobbyists for the day.

TCMS schedules all appointments with local senators and representatives. During those appointments, the TMA/TCMS legislative agenda is discussed and “asks” are made of the elected officials and their legislative aides for a vote in favor or against bills affecting patients and physicians. Agendas, briefings on legislators and bills impacting medicine will be sent prior to each lobby day.

For more information on First Tuesdays at the Capitol, contact Lesley Viner at or 512.206.1245.


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