WHA Advocacy Day Legislative Leadership Panel Confirmed

Almost 750 registered already and counting!

March 24, 2017

The Wisconsin Hospital Association is pleased to announce a stellar legislative panel is confirmed for 2017 Advocacy Day. Confirmed panelists include the Republican and Democratic leaders in both the State Senate and State Assembly: Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), Sen. Jen Shilling (D-La Crosse), Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Rep. Peter Barca (D-Kenosha). 

Sen. Fitzgerald is the Senate Majority Leader, the most powerful position in the Wisconsin State Senate. Sen. Shilling serves as the Senate Minority Leader and leads the Democrats in that Chamber. On the Assembly side, Rep. Vos serves as the Speaker, the most powerful position in the State Assembly while Rep. Barca leads the Democrats as the Minority Leader. As always, the panel provides attendees in-depth insight into the issues facing health care in our state—and there is a lot to talk about in 2017. 

Advocacy Day’s confirmed luncheon keynote is Gov. Scott Walker. Amy Walter will be the morning keynote. She is currently national editor of the Cook Political Report, former political director of ABC News, and is a regular panelist on NBC’s Meet The Press, PBS’ Washington Week, and Fox News’ Special Report with Bret Bair. She also provides political analysis every Monday evening for the PBS NewsHour

WHA strongly believes the afternoon’s legislative meetings are the most important part of the day, and encourages attendees to register for Advocacy Day with a legislative visit. To prepare attendees for their meetings, WHA schedules all meetings, provides an issues briefing at Advocacy Day and an optional pre-event webinar on legislative visits.

Assemble your hospital contingent for 2017 Advocacy Day set for April 19, 2017 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Registration is open at: www.cvent.com/d/svqylc. For Advocacy Day questions, contact Jenny Boese at 608-268-1816 or jboese@wha.org. For registration questions, contact Kayla Chatterton at kchatterton@wha.org or 608-274-1820.

This story originally appeared in the March 24, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter