With Advocacy Day less than six weeks away, WHA is reminding advocates to sign up
for the grassroots legislative visits that form an important component of this annual event. These visits are an opportunity to directly connect with your state lawmakers on health care issues and share your experiences in your hospital or health system.
“The legislative visits are the ‘Advocacy-in-Action’ part of WHA’s Advocacy Day event where advocates take the issues discussed at Advocacy Day directly to their state legislators,” said WHA Vice President of Advocacy Kari Hofer. “Your legislators want to hear from you. As citizen lobbyists, sharing your first-hand experiences from your hospital or health system can have a huge advocacy impact,” Hofer continued.
“If you’ve never participated in grassroots advocacy before, the legislative visits at Advocacy Day are a great way to dip your toe into advocacy. WHA will help prepare you for your meeting, and you will not be on your own—your peers and other health care advocates will be participating alongside you,” said Hofer.
All visits will take place virtually via Zoom. Meetings lasting approximately 30 minutes are scheduled on either March 23 or March 24, depending on advocates’ home Senate District. WHA staff schedules and confirms all the legislative visits. Advocates will receive notification from WHA staff with the specific date and time of their legislative visit, as well as instructions on how to join the meeting.
Programming for WHA Advocacy Day 2022 includes keynote speaker Dr. Scott Gottlie
b, former FDA commissioner, who will participate in a moderated discussion with WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding. An announcement on the bipartisan legislative panel is coming soon.
There is no cost to attend WHA Advocacy Day, but pre-registration is required
If you already registered for Advocacy Day, but forgot to sign up for the legislative visits, or have any questions, contact Laurie Fleuette
or call 608-274-1820.