On Thursday, Feb. 28, OAC Community Members and advocates will visit Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, to urge U.S. legislators to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act (TROA). Join them in solidarity by taking action THIS WEEK at home!
Remember: TROA is a bipartisan bill that will expand insurance coverage for Medicare beneficiaries to include treatment from a broader range of healthcare providers specializing in obesity care, as well as FDA-approved medications for chronic weight management
How to ACT:
Together, let’s flood U.S. legislators’ communication channels, as well as social media, with messages to cosponsor and support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act of 2019!
Write Your Legislators
The OAC makes it quick and easy! Visit our Action Center to send an online note to your legislators urging them to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act.
The OAC makes it a one-and-done, painless process with our automated message generator. Just provide some info and we’ll match you to your state legislators! Once you are matched, you can use and customize a direct message that reaches their inboxes. We encourage you to add your personal story for greater awareness and impact!
Note: If your legislators are already cosponsoring TROA, you can use our automated message generator to thank them for their support.
Phone Your Legislators
Anyone can do this! To get in touch with your legislators via phone, call (202) 224-3121 for the Capitol Switchboard. Simply tell the staffer that you are a constituent from (City, State) and you want to urge (Your Senator/House Representative) to support the Treat and Reduce Obesity Act. If you call after hours, leave your name and information via a message so they know you are a constituent.
For tips on making a productive phone call, CLICK HERE.
On Social media:
TROA needs visibility, and taking our message to social media can get it there! Urge your legislators to support TROA, as well as people in your personal networks (such as family, friends and followers), by urging support for the Bill online.
Try these sample posts and tweets:
- #Obesity is a bipartisan issue! @HouseDemocrats @HouseGOP @SenateDems @SenateGOP Support the Treat & Reduce Obesity Act #TROA and allow people access to care #OACAction
- Contact your members of Congress & ask them to support the Treat & Reduce Obesity Act #TROA. @ObesityAction makes it easy! Learn more: https://www.obesityaction.org/troa #OACAction
- As a person affected by #obesity, I urge you (locate Twitter handle of your Member of Congress) to support the Treat & Reduce Obesity Act #TROA and allow people access to care. https://www.obesityaction.org/troa #OACAction
- As a healthcare provider, I urge you (locate Twitter handle of your Member of Congress) to support the Treat & Reduce Obesity Act #TROA and allow people access to care. https://www.obesityaction.org/troa #OACAction
Note: To locate the Twitter handles of your member(s) of Congress, please CLICK HERE.
You can also use social media to post any photos or videos of you taking action to support TROA. Please use #OACAction so we can track what you’re up to and share your efforts with our followers too! For an even greater impact, share your personal story or perspectives to help humanize obesity and demonstrate the significant need for TROA.