Three Reasons to Sign up for Legislative Visits at Advocacy Day

Join us at the Capitol, April 17

March 26, 2019

Advocacy Day 2019 is about three weeks away! We are on track to again welcome more than 1,000 health care advocates to Madison for a day of learning and advocacy in action. While there is no cost to attend, please be sure to pre-register so we have enough lunches!

The legislative visits at Advocacy Day are the most important part of the day. This is the advocacy-in-action part. Here are three reasons you should participate:
  • We make it easy and FUN!  We do all the scheduling and prepare the materials for you. We even hold a Pre-Advocacy Day webinar so participants know what to expect when they get to the Capitol. The webinar will be April 11 at 1:30 PM — attendees who signed up for legislative visits will receive an invite via email to participate in the Pre-Advocacy Day webinar. If you have not received an invite for the webinar, contact Kari Hofer.
  • Strength in numbers. Over 700 advocates march to the Capitol on WHA’s Advocacy Day. Health care takes over the building that afternoon, and it’s extremely powerful to be a part of it. Legislators not only hear our message, they also see the amount of people across Wisconsin who care about hospitals and hear from advocates about why accessible, high-quality health care is important back in their districts. You can make us one voice stronger.
  • Your legislator sees YOU. What matters most is that your legislator sees you in their Capitol office representing your support for Wisconsin hospitals. Showing local support for health care makes the issue local for your legislator regardless of seniority or the committee they serve on. Your presence, simply showing up, speaks volumes alone.

If you’ve registered for Advocacy Day but did not sign up for a legislative visit, it’s not too late. Just email Laurie Fleuette and she’ll get you on the schedule.

This story originally appeared in the March 26, 2019 edition of WHA Newsletter