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2020 August Special Session Online Advocacy Hour

2020 August Special Session Online Advocacy Hour

Monday, August 24 10:00am - 11:00am

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What is the 2020 August Virginia Special Session?

Gov. Ralph Northam is calling a special session of the Virginia General Assembly to convene in August. The session will focus on budgeting, criminal justice and police reform. The special session will begin Tuesday, Aug. 18. The session will adopt a budget based on changes in revenue due to COVID-19. The process was postponed earlier in the year due to the pandemic. (NBC 12)

What is the Online Advocacy Hour for?

It's an opportunity to advocate for nurses, the nursing profession, and healthcare policies that affect all Virginians! The Virginia General Assembly will be convening to address COVID-19 specific issues and VNA wants to ensure that frontline healthcare workers are getting thelegislation passed they need to put an end to the pandemic. During our Online Advocacy Hour we encourage any Virginian to call, email, write, or tweet their legislators in support of our Public Policy Platform! Templates, links, social media graphics, and other resources can be found further down this page.

Be sure to tag us in any pictures or posts on social media so we can share your advocacy efforts!

Are there continuing education credits available for this activity? 

There is not continuing education available for VNA's August Online Advocacy Hour.

What if I’ve never contacted a legislator before?

Don’t worry! We have prepared talking points and scripts for you to use as well as social media graphics if you don't feel comfortable crafting your own message!

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!

Sign up for VNA's 2021 Lobby Days!

VNA's Lobby Days advocate for nurses and the nursing profession! We will meet with legislators to talk about 2021 legislation and issues regarding the nursing profession and the health and welfare of all Virginians. Find out more here!

Sign up for VNA Action Alerts

Sign up via email or text TAKEACTION to 84483 to receive real-time alerts on legislation and how you can help get legislation passed that positively impacts the nursing profession.

2020 August Advocacy Hour Materials

 Nursing's Public Policy PlatformEach year, the Virginia Nurses Association creates a Public Policy Platform that details the nursing and health legislation that the association will focus on.  
 Special Session Bill ListThis is the full list of legislative bills that the Virginia Nurses Association is sponsoring or supporting.
  Find your legislators hereDon't know who your legislators are? No problem! Click the link to find out who represents you today.
       Legislator Visits Made Easy Guide    Never talked to a legislator before? We've got you covered! Our Legislator Visits Made Easy Guide is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide that walks you through the process of scheduling and meeting with your legislators! 
 Legislator Phone & Email ScriptClick the link to access scripted messages you can email or call to your legislators about issues that matter to you!
VNA August 2020 Special Session Page Find out which legislation we're supporting and download fact sheets.
Sample Social Media MessagesView sample social media messages that you can post on your legislator's profiles.
 Download VNA's 2020 August Fact Sheets   Download the PDF of all our August 2020 special session fact sheets.