Lobby Days

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Please join us for our 2018 Lobby Days!

Lobby Days will take place on:
January 23, 2018
January 25, 2018
February 1, 2018
February 6, 2018

Lobby Day Schedule
Time  Activity  Location 
 9:00 a.m. Legislative Primer
Learn the ins and outs of Virginia's Legislature and how you can become a strong nursing advocate, and learn about nursing's 2018 legislative priorities. 

Professional Association Membership
Learn why membership in your professional nursing organization is so important and how VNA advances nursing through advocacy.

Suntrust Building
Piedmont Room
919 E. Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219

With the link above, search parking to find nearest parking decks.

9:45 a.m. Legislative Healthcare Committee or Subcommittee Meeting
Listen to legislators as they discuss bills currently being considered.
10:30 a.m. Meetings with Legislators Determined by you
11:30 a.m. Walk to Capitol and go through security Capitol - House or Senate Gallery
 12:00 p.m. Your Legislature in Action  
1:00 p.m. Optional - Lunch on your own and/or Capitol Tour If you would like to arrange a 60-minute Capitol Tour, please call Capitol Tours at (804) 698-1788. This should be done as much in advance of the day of your visit as possible. 

You will need to provide the following information in order to set up tourgroup name; tour coordinator,  main telephone number; cell phone number; e-mail; preferred date and time of visit; total number in group, including chaperones, as well as the age/grade level of students. 


What’s a Lobby Day?
It’s a day to advocate for nurses and the nursing profession! We will meet with legislators to talk about 2018 legislation and issues including full practice authority for APRNs and much more. You’ll also potentially have the opportunity to sit in on a healthcare committee meeting and observe the legislature in session.

What if I’ve never met with a legislator before?

Don’t worry! We will have staff and experienced nurses to help lead the way, as well as prepared talking points and leave-behind sheets. Additionally, we will have several training webinars available to our members ahead of time to prepare for visits. 

Do I have to be a VNA member? 

No! We encourage ALL nurses to join us.

Please share this information with anyone who might be interested!