Advocacy Committee

Become More Involved in the CRA: Join the CRA Advocacy Committee

The CRA Advocacy Committee is expanding and welcomes new members. No experience required; just well-intended ideas! Minimal time is involved.

We invite you to join the CRA Advocacy Committee, which advances CRA’s mission to advocate for patient access to rheumatology care. Participating in the committee is a fantastic way to learn about legislative proposals that affect you, your practice and your patients, and have your opinions heard and acted upon.

Recognizing you have a busy schedule, the committee is supported by an Executive Director who conducts research, analysis and outreach for you, and contacts the committee with brief correspondence on key, timely issues, thus allowing the committee to review and approve of policy positions and publications in relatively little time.


  • Review and approve of policy positions, letters to legislators,  Calls-to-Action and legislative newsletters (most activity in the spring while the state legislature is in session)
  • Share your thoughts, experiences or ideas during quarterly conference calls
  • Attend the in-person Advocacy Committee meeting held each year during the CRA’s Annual Meeting
  • Testify at state legislative committee hearings, if available and willing (the Executive Director will provide you with talking points and ensure you feel knowledgeable and prepared)

For More Information

Interested in joining the Advocacy Committee? Please contact Tim Madden, Government Affairs, by phone at (916) 498-3352 or email at

Your participation will allow us to further CRA’s mission!