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Responding to an AMCP Action Alert

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Responding to an AMCP Action Alert

  1. 1. Responding to an AMCP Action Alert
  2. 2. Thank You! Thank you for your interest in advocating on managed care pharmacy policy issues! Click through this brief slide show for information on how and why to respond to AMCP Action Alerts.
  3. 3. The Alert An Action Alert is an email asking AMCP Members to contact one or more of their elected officials. Click Here to Email Your Elected Official
  4. 4. The Alert Click Here to Email Your Elected Official • It provides background information on the legislation and AMCP’s position. • The Action Alert has a hyperlink directing you to an email message AMCP has prepared for you to send.
  5. 5. Why Respond to an Alert? Deliver a consistent message to elected officials • If all AMCP members deliver the same message, it has a more powerful impact. Increase AMCP’s Impact With Broad Messaging • The greater the number of AMCP members who send an email, the more legislators we can reach together. Increase AMCP’s Impact with Repeated Messaging • The greater the number of AMCP members who send an email, the better the chance that legislators will receive more than one copy.
  6. 6. Guaranteed Delivery of Your Message • When you send your message through AMCP’s Action Alert email system, the message is guaranteed to be delivered. • No firewalls or spam filters will get in the way. • By entering your home address, it guarantees the message will go to your correct elected official. Why Respond to an Alert?
  7. 7. AMCP only sends Action Alerts when it is strategically valuable. • These emails have the most impact when elected officials receive them at a politically strategic point in time, e.g. immediately before a hearing or a vote. AMCP does not send action alerts very often – only when it’s important and strategically valuable. Why Respond to an Alert?
  8. 8. • Action Alerts are Urgent • It’s important to respond within 24-48 hours • You must reach the elected official before they vote. Why Respond to an Alert?
  9. 9. Responding to an AMCP Action Alert
  10. 10. Respond to the Action Alert • Background information about the legislation is provided for your reference. 1. Click on the link in the email. It will take you to new page. Click Here to Email Your Elected Official Background
  11. 11. Enter Your Contact Information Legislators Want to Know You’re a Constituent 2. Enter your home address ------- This guarantees your email will be delivered to the correct elected official Click “Submit” to advance to the next page.
  12. 12. The Email is Written For You Message Subject Pre-Populated This page provides the email AMCP has already composed
  13. 13. The Email is Written For You Email Text You can make edits and add personal examples of how this policy impacts patients and/or managed care pharmacy.
  14. 14. Recipients (based on your address) Click drop- down box for Instruc- tions The Email is Written For You
  15. 15. Check Your Name & Add Credentials First and last name Populated. Add your credentials. When you Click “Submit,” it goes to your elected official.
  16. 16. The Thank You Page This page confirms your message was sent! Thank you!
  17. 17. Contact Thank you for advocating for managed care pharmacy! Together, we can have an impact on public policy in the states and in Congress Contact AMCP’s Government Affairs staff with any questions about Action Alerts: (703) 683-8416

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