To expand ISMA’s advocacy capabilities and offer timely information on the legislative session, members can now sign up to receive SMS text messages. This option comes just in time, since the 2022 Indiana General Assembly is already underway.
By opting in, you’ll receive immediate notification of an important legislative update and any additional information you’ll need about what’s at stake before you call or email your legislator – all on your mobile device.
“Things happen quickly at the Statehouse, and we need to activate our members just as quickly,” said John Ruckelshaus, ISMA vice president of Government Affairs. “With this new tool, we can rally the medical community, arm them with the facts and allow their voices to be heard on the issues impacting the practice of medicine – with just a few taps on a cellphone.”
To sign up for text messaging alerts from ISMA and the Indiana Physician Coalition:
- Text the word STAT to 50457.
- You’ll receive a text back with a link to ISMA’s page on VoterVoice, where you’ll be asked to enter some basic information only accessible by ISMA:
- First and last name.
- Email address.
- Mobile number.
- Home address (to ensure your emails or phone calls go to the correct legislators).
- Examples of messages that members can expect to receive include:
- Links to information on various issues with talking points, fact sheets, email tools, etc.
- Requests for you to contact your legislators.
- Updates on key legislation.
- Where you can watch hearings online.
- Notices when the latest issue of Legislative News goes out.
- Invitations to fundraising events for political candidates.
- Reminders about the schedule for ISMA Physician Advocacy Week.
- Other opportunities for advocacy.
After opting in, standard data rates apply. You can opt out anytime by texting STOP. And, your mobile number and other contact information will NOT be shared with other parties; the only text messages you will receive will be from ISMA and the Indiana Physician Coalition.
“We highly encourage you to register now so you never miss an opportunity to advocate for your patients,” said Ruckelshaus.
For questions about SMS text messaging, please email
ISMA Director of Communications Steve Cooke, or call him at 317-261-2060, ext. 7717.