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Don't miss NNNO Board member Anne Llewellyn’s up close and personal view from her day on Capitol Hill, meeting with key policy staff of US Senators and Representatives. Anne’s first-hand account includes information about how these visits are set up and what transpired during her meetings. She concludes by identifying these 10 tips to support the National Nurse Act:
1. Get to know the National Nursing Network Organization and the National Nurse Act of 2019.
2. Visit the website and click around to the various pages so you can see what the Bill is about and how you can support this legislation with your members of Congress.
3. Under the Take Action Tab, you can find how to contact your U.S. Representative and Senators.
4. There are also sample letters and scripts you can use when you reach out to your Representative and Senators to let them know you support the National Nurse Act.
5. Your voice is critical to getting members of Congress to support the Bill. They are more likely to support the bill when they hear from YOU, their constituents.
6. It only takes a few minutes to call your Representative/Senator.
7. When you call the office of a member of Congress be aware the person who answers the phone will ask you for your name and what you are calling about. They have to have this information as they need to record all calls and what they are about. Give them your name, your phone number and that you want to let the member know you support the National Nurse Act and that you are asking for their boss to cosponsor it.
8. If you are calling a member in the House of Representatives, the bill you will refer to is H.R. 1597.
9. When you call your U.S. Senator’s office, refer to the bill as S. 696.
10. The House and Senate bills are identical. This is bipartisan legislation so we are looking for Democrats and Republicans in both the House of Representatives and the Senate to cosponsor the Bill.