Advocacy

Meet Our Legislative Team

MPA’s legislative team: Eric Liu, director of professional affairs; Arika Sinnott, manager of governmental affairs; and Larry Wagenknecht, chief executive officer.

One way for members to get involved and give back to the profession is through advocacy efforts. The most important way to advocate for pharmacy is by regularly contacting your elected officials and educating them on issues that are important to you and that impact your daily practice.

Visit the pages below to learn more about advocating on behalf of your profession.


Advocate for Pharmacy
Visit this page to access a variety of resources, including up-to-date listings of legislation currently impacting pharmacy on a state and federal level; tools to assist you with contacting your legislator and setting up a meeting or pharmacy visit; a guide to the current members of the Michigan Senate and House Health Policy Committees, who frequently work on health care and pharmacy issues; and inspiration from other MPA members who have been involved in advocacy efforts.


Michigan Pharmacy PAC
Visit this page to learn about the Michigan Pharmacy Political Action Council (PAC) and how the organization actively seeks to promote good government and public health, including how Pharmacy PAC was formed, what our legislative team is able to accomplish as a result of generous contributions and annual events organized by Pharmacy PAC.


Our Priorities and Talking Points
Visit this page to learn about issues impacting pharmacy that take priority with MPA and Michigan Pharmacy PAC for the promotion and preservation of the pharmacy profession. This page also includes simple, printable one-page talking points sheets on a variety of current pharmacy issues.


Pharmacy Advocacy Response Team
Visit this page to discover how you can get involved with PART. The mission of PART is to increase the advocacy efforts of pharmacy professionals across the state, keeping you and your legislator up-to-date on issues that impact pharmacy practice in Michigan.


Who Are My Legislators?
Visit this page to identify your legislative district and elected officials as well as access MPA's legislative directory, which can be downloaded as a mobile application on your smart phone or on a mobile phone, tablet or computer with an Internet connection through a URL.