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2021 Lobby Days Landing Page

2021 VNA Virtual Lobby Days

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What are Lobby Days?

It’s a day to advocate for nurses and the nursing profession! We will meet with legislators to talk about 2021 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.

Are there continuing education credits available for this activity? 

Yes! Participants will receive nursing contact hours for participation in the advance training seminar and VNA Lobby Day, including meeting with a legislative representative.

Attendees will receive 0.6 contact hours for the advance training seminar and 3.75 contact hours for Lobby Day after completion of an evaluation.

Virginia Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. There are no conflicts of Interest for any individual in a position to control the content.

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 a pre-session training webinar available, which will optionally be available online.

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!


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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.


2021 Lobby Days Program Agenda

Time Agenda
 8:30 AM Welcome & Introduction
 8:40 AM Public Policy Platform & VNA Bill List rundown
 9:00 AM Questions about Public Policy Platform & VNA Bill List
 9:15 AM How to Meet with Your Legislators
 9:30 AM Lobby Days Landing Page walkthrough
 9:40 AM General Questions
 10:00 AM Talk to your Legislators!
 11:00 AM Fill out CE Survey

2021 Lobby Days Materials

 View our Public Policy Platform!Each year, the Virginia Nurses Association creates a Public Policy Platform that details the nursing and health legislation that the association will focus on.  
 View our 2021 Bill List! This is the full list of legislative bills that the Virginia Nurses Association is sponsoring or supporting.
  Find your legislators here!Don't know who your legislators are? No problem! Click the link to find out who represents you today.
     View our 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! 
  View our 2021 Legislative Guide!Each year, VNA creates an all-inclusive Legislative Guide where Virginians can see all the candidates and legislators running for office that year.
 View our Lobby Days Preparation Guide!Our Lobby Days PowerPoint presentation walks you through what to expect on your typical Lobby Day visit!
 Legislator Phone & Email ScriptClick the link to access scripted messages you can email or call to your legislators about issues that matter to you!

 Sign Nursing Legislation Petitions here!

 It takes less than five minutes to sign a petition today!
 Questions? Click here!Join our Zoom meeting to get your questions and concerns answered in real time.
 Fill out the Lobby Days CE Survey here!Fill out our Lobby Days CE Survey to receive continuing education credit for attending.