Yesterday, we let our members know about an exciting new advertising campaign that the AVMA has launched, urging Congress to pass the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) Enhancement Actas part of any tax legislation it tackles this year. As part of this campaign, the AVMA has also developed some shareable resources for members.
The first is a one-stop-shop Web page that tells you all you need to know about the VMLRP Enhancement Act:
- Why is this bill important for not only animal health and welfare, but for the veterinarians looking to reduce student loans?
- What will this bill do?
- Do other organizations back this bill (hint: yes!)?
- How can I get involved?
The second is a handy infographic that gives a quick overview on the VMLRP and why the withholding tax should be removed so that more veterinarians can provide rural communities with much-needed veterinary care.
We encourage you to visit our website, learn about the bill, take action by writing your congressional representatives, and share these resources on your own social networks. Your advocacy efforts are crucial to making a difference for the many ranchers and farmers across the country who depend on this crucial program for the care of their livestock and the safety of our food supply.