The Academy has made it easier for members to monitor and advocate for issues important to pediatricians through a newly designed, one-stop AAP Department of Federal Affairs Web site at (click on Members Only Channel and Federal Affairs).

The site helps users track the status of key issues and legislation, identify and monitor their elected officials and government, write messages to officials or the media and stay informed through e-mail updates. Members can even register to vote through the site.

Tabs link users to Elected Officials, Issues & Legislation, Elections & Candidates and Guide to the Media. Throughout the Web site, users enter their ZIP code or a state name for instant access to details on elected officials; candidates for office; legislative districts; election races by state; and the names, titles and addresses of state and local media.

The Issues & Legislation tab connects users to details on key...

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