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Legislative Advocacy Training


Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:30pm ET - 7:00pm ET
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Learn how to be an effective nurse advocate


Pam DiNapoli, Teresa Rosenberger and Polly Campion

Credits Offered

This event offers 1.5 CNE credits to attendees.
Accredited by Northeast Multistate Division is an accredited provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation..

Additional Information

Legislative Advocacy Training
Presented by the

Commission on Government Affairs
New Hampshire Nurses Association

Governor Sununu signed HB1571, creating an alternative recovery program for nurses on June 18th, 2018.

The people in this picture with Governor Sununu came together to witness and celebrate the signing of HB 1571, which created an alternative recovery program for nurses in New Hampshire.

The passing of this bill was the result of a lot of hard work by a dedicated group engaged in legislative advocacy.  Legislative advocacy refers to efforts to influence the introducction, enactment or modification of legislation.

Join us in the 2021 Legislative Season!  Learn about NHNA's Legislative Advocacy Council (LAC) and the role they play in supporting the legislative advoacy efforts of the Commission on Government Affairs.

This workshop will give you the foundation needed to join a Legislative Advocacy Council (LAC).  There will be four teams of specialty interest.

  1. Public Health
  2. Nursing Practice and Licensure
  3. Maternal Child Health and School Nursing
  4. Behavioural and Mental Health

Each of the 4 LAC teams will evaluate and select which bills to present at the Legislative Town Hall Forum on January 26, 2021.  Then, you may team up with a more experienced advocate and we'll mentor you to advocate at the legislature.  It’s not a difficult thing to do, and it doesn’t take a lot of time.  It just takes the will to act and speak out for yourself and on behalf of those who may not be able to speak for themselves. 

Teresa Rosenberger, Lobbyist representing NHNA, will provide a State of the State overview of bills and issues that the New Hampshire Legislature will be considering in the 2021 legislative session.

You will also learn about NHNA's Advoacacy Tool Kit and the resources available to assist nurses in their advocacy role.

This event is free and 1.5 contact hours are available.

Event Agenda

Legislative Advocacy Training

Event Agenda

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:30pm ET - 7:00pm ET

All times listed in Eastern Time (US & Canada).
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Tuesday, December 8, 2020

  • 5:30pm - 5:45pm

    Overview of the Legislative Advocacy Council

    Dr. Pamela DiNapoli, Chair Commission on Government Affairs

    Overview of the Legislative Advocacy Council and the role they play in legislative advocacy. LAC members will review bills, draft letters to legislators, call their legislators and encourage nursing colleagues to do the same, testify at legislative hearings, etc.

  • 5:45pm - 6:00pm

    State of the State

    Teresa Rosenberger, Lobbyist, President of Devine Strategies

    Ms. Rosenberger will provide an overview of the current New Hampshire legislature, as well as bills and issues likely to come before the legislature during the 2021 legislative session.

  • 6:00pm - 6:15pm

    Advocacy Tool Kit

    Polly Campion, MSN, RN

    Ms. Campion will provide an overview of the advocacy tools and resources available in the Advocacy Took Kit located on the NHNA website as well as information on how to focus your message for legislators and stakeholders.

  • 6:15pm - 7:00pm

    LAC Team Work Session

    Group activity

    Participants will break into four LAC teams (assigned to Zoom rooms) to review/discuss the current list of Legislative Service Requests (LSRs) that will become bills during the 2021 legislative session.