On June 13, 2012 over 100 nurses took Capitol Hill by storm to advocate on behalf of critical nursing issues. These nurses met with 200 Senators and Representatives, Republican and Democrat alike, lending their voice to the importance of passing the Home Health Planning and Improvement Act (H.R. 2267/S. 227), the Registered Nurse Safe Staffing Act (H.R. 876/S.58), and increasing funding for Nursing workforce development programs through Title VIII.
Come join ANA-PAC, as we host a variety of fun and exciting political events during the 2010 HOD.
ANA staff traveled to two states recently in support of the state nurses association’s legislative efforts. On March 3rd, Janet Haebler, MSN, RN, Associate Director for ANA State Government Affairs delivered a key note address, “Harnessing Nursing’s Political Power” to 450 nurses and student nurses at the annual Connecticut Nurses Association’s (CNA) Legislative Day in Hartford. State Senator Harris and Representative Ritter described the legislature’s challenges during the current session, while CNA’s lobbyists and Mary Jane Williams, chair of CNA’s government relations committee briefed attendees on priorities for the session to which individuals would lobby.