Representing Your Interests

The VCMA ensures local physicians have a
voice in shaping healthcare policy

Legislative Advocacy

Hot Legislative Issues

During the legislative process bills are frequently amended. As a result, a bill that warrants a "support" position one day may be so altered that it would best be "opposed" the next. For this reason, it is vital that legislative information be as current as possible. The CMA Alert is updated biweekly to give you the latest information on important bills, including a summary of the bill's content, CMA's position on the bill and the bill's current location in the legislative process.

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Zero to little experience advocating policy to legislators? The California Medical Association’s (CMA) Physician Advocate program makes it easy and empowers you to protect the medical profession through advocacy training and grassroots alerts. 

As someone who serves on the front lines of health care delivery, elected officials and policymakers need to hear your voice to make informed policy, legislation and regulations. Educating elected officials and policymakers is one of the most time-efficient and effective ways to advocate for your patients, colleagues and profession.

Join CMA's Physician Advocate program and get all the tools you need to make a difference.


The political action committee of the California Medical Association exists to support candidates running for political offices who are sensitve to physician concerns and who understand our issues. Simply put, paying CALPAC dues translates into campaign dollars for pro-medicine candidates. CALPAC makes it possible for physicians to be effectively involved in the state legislature and Congress where public policy decisions are made that affect how health care is administered and regulated in California. By combining our financial resources we gain a louder voice and we speak with a clearer message. To join CALPAC call 1-800-CALPAC-9 with your Visa or MasterCard number, or send a check to 1201 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. For more information, click here.