Your Voice Matters – Learn About Advocacy in Oklahoma!
By far the most effective way to articulate your views to your elected officials and to affect the outcome of legislation is to speak with your lawmakers face-to-face.
Use the resources provided below to find out who your legislator is and meet with them when they are in their home districts. It’s best if you meet them before you have an issue or a problem. Get to know them and help them get to know you. Let them know you are there to answer their questions about health care and hopefully they will see you for the good resource that you are!
Some of the links below can help you keep up to date on both state and federal health care issues. You also can find periodic state updates here and the OAFP is happy to answer questions. Thank you for using your voice to improve health and health care in Oklahoma!
The mission of the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians is to promote excellence in health care and improve the health of the people of Oklahoma by supporting and educating family physicians and by advocating for the patients they serve.
Do you know your legislator? You can find your state representative and senator here! It is very important that the OAFP members know and feel represented by their state legislators.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives consists of 101 members who are elected to two-year terms. You can find links to daily floor activities, meeting notices, legislative deadlines, live feeds to meetings and floor action, press releases and biographical information about representatives and ways to contact your representative. Daily Floor Activities Find My Legislator Links to our popular pages: Meet the Speaker Audio/Video Committee Votes Floor Agenda Floor Amendments Floor Votes House Publications Legislative Deadlines Site Map Today in the House Visitors with Disabilities
The Oklahoma Senate has 48 members elected to four-year terms. The Senate website, like the House, offers updates on daily floor and committee agendas, media releases, live feeds and resources about the body and its members.
On its state advocacy page, the AAFP offers information about issues in Oklahoma and other states as well as toolkits and advocacy resources. You also can find information about federal issues on the AAFP main advocacy page.