Today was a victory for opticians! HB 1444 was amended to include us, and voted to move forward to the full committee next Tuesday. Thank you for all your calls and e-mails! There were more than 2,300 e-mails sent! The delegates mentioned more than once they heard from Opticians. It was your support that got us this far!

Our fight is not over though, as the Health Care plans have starting sending their dogs in for war. Great news is that now the 3 O’s are all on the same page and our efforts to support this bill from this point on are in unison! We will be sending out an Action Alert on Monday for everyone to send in support again. The delegates in the full committee still need to hear from us that we want this to pass. The day before the hearing is the BEST time to hit them with all we got. Be ready.