Registration for WSNA Lobby Day is now closed. See the full agenda below. If you have any questions, please contact Jessica Hauffe, WSNA political advocacy manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stand up in Olympia for nurses.
The Washington State Legislature’s 2023 Session begins on Monday, January 9. The Legislature is expected to reconvene in Olympia in person, while also maintaining online opportunities for public engagement.
Join us for WSNA's 2023 Lobby Day in Olympia on Thursday, Feb. 2 starting at 8:30 a.m., and help bring a voice for nurses to the state capitol.
Nurses continue to battle their way through a worldwide pandemic, but not without a cost. As the rest of the world starts to put the pandemic behind them, nurses continue to deal with the lasting impacts of COVID-19. This legislative session, WSNA will continue to advocate for funding for safe staffing and increased funding for the nurse education pipeline.
WSNA will continue to advocate for nurses, nursing students, and the patients we serve.
Your strong voices and subject matter expertise can make an impact in Olympia. By attending Lobby Day, you will learn more about WSNA priorities in front of the legislature and how to talk with your legislators about change that must be made in order to protect nurses and patient safety. Your voice is critical.
|7:45 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.||Check-in and breakfast|
|8:30 a.m. to 8:40 a.m.||Welcome, introductions, and overview of agenda||Lynette Vehrs, MN, RN, WSNA President|
|8:40 a.m. to 9 a.m.||2023 session: legislative priorities and political landscape||Katharine Weiss, Director of Government Affairs|
|9:10 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.||Grassroots lobbying: meeting with legislators||Justin Gill, DNP, ARNP, RN, Vice President of WSNA Board|
|9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.||Small group practice with talking points and materials||Jessica Hauffe, Political and Advocacy Manager|
|10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.||Questions and Education Closure||Katharine Weiss, Director of Government Affairs and Jessica Hauffe, Political and Advocacy Manager|
|10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.||Travel to capitol campus (Group photo on capitol steps upon arrival - details below*)|
|11 a.m. to 5 p.m.||Meetings with legislators on capitol campus (Lunch will be provided for attendees in JAC Conference Rooms A,B and C by 11:30 a.m.).|
*Two shuttles will be available to take people to campus after orientation and 1 shuttle running every 30 minutes back and forth between campus and hotel until 5pm. Shuttle can carry up to (55 number of people) per trip. Attendees may also drive up to campus if they wish to look for parking there and want to have their cars nearby in order to leave from the capitol after their last meeting and report out ends. If your legislator meeting takes place prior to this time Jessica and Katharine will coordinate with you directly.
Note: This event is for WSNA members only.
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502