Voices for IR

Voices For IR

Voices for IR is SIR's new grassroots advocacy program designed to amplify our communications on issues affecting interventional radiologists nationwide. Voices for IR allows member volunteers to serve as an extension of SIR's advocacy team to help achieve our legislative and regulatory goals.

 

Value of participation

SIR members who take part in the Voices for IR program can select between two program levels and become either an Advocate or Envoy.  Regardless of the program level, you will receive the same benefits.

Advocate

  • Will communicate with elected officials about SIR’s position on varying legislative and regulatory issues through verbal and written means.
  • Will take part in SIR’s calls to action campaigns as issues arise.
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Why participate

  • Become a leader and resource within the SIR community
  • Have opportunities to serve as a thought leader to support SIR government affairs efforts
  • Gain first-hand knowledge about issues that are important to all IRs nationwide
  • Receive training in advocacy and developing skills that benefit your practice and patients
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Envoys

  • Will communicate and cultivate relationships with elected officials, and train Advocates in their regional area.
  • Should be willing to advocate in person both in your home district and Washington, D.C.
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Get involved in grassroots advocacy

 

Grassroots advocacy involves SIR volunteer members contacting their local, state, or federal officials about certain issues that affect interventional radiology. In contrast to direct lobbying, grassroots advocacy is citizen-based activism. Grassroots advocates are individuals who are willing to act online, on the phone or by mail to contact their elected officials. Through education and training, grassroots advocates can learn to collaborate directly with elected officials to promote interventional radiology. The goal of Voices for IR is to increase the shared voice of interventional radiology in government and policy settings.

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Government affairs

The Society of Interventional Radiology's government relations and health policy staff work to further the policy and regulatory interests of society members by advocating on their behalf before Congress, regulatory and federal agencies and the White House.

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Action center

The action center enables Voices for IR to contact lawmakers and regulators about issues that matter to SIR. When an issue arises, SIR will generate an advocacy campaign where you will see the description of the issue at hand, whom to contact, and a suggested message. 

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SIRPAC

SIRPAC allows SIR to have a voice on Capitol Hill because 100% of your contributions will directly support the campaigns of congressional leaders and candidates with pro-IR and pro-health care agendas. Please consider supporting SIRPAC.

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