Legislative Day Events

Due to severe weather, the Legislative Day event scheduled for February 16 has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced soon.

This year’s Legislative Event will take place in two parts.

Please plan to join us for a one-hour webinar, Legislative Updates and Overview, on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 then for MSHA’s Annual Legislative Day VIRTUALLY on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Webinar: Legislative Updates and Overview

Tuesday, February, 9, 2021
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST

Participants will gain understanding of the importance of grassroots advocacy and why it is important to advocate for the professions and the individuals that we serve. They will learn ways to advocate and what to expect when visiting legislators at the State Capitol and strategies for communicating with policy makers.

Learner Outcomes:
Participants will be able to:

  • Identify two benefits of grassroots advocacy
  • Identify three strategies for grassroots involvement
  • Identify one current issue impacting our state

Time-Ordered Agenda:

  • 10 Minutes – Introductions and meeting agenda review
  • 10 Minutes – Review and discussion of MSHA legislative issues/initiatives
  • 30 Minutes – Legislative process; Strategies for successful legislative visits
  • 10 Minutes – Questions/Wrap up

 

Legislative Day 2021

February 16, 2021
10:30 am – 1:30 pm CST

Participants will learn about current legislative issues impacting the field of speech pathology and audiology and receive updates on legislative topics within our state, connect with policy makers, and learn techniques to effectively communicate with legislators about issues impacting our professions.

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify two elected officials who may support our organizational causes
  • Identify one legislative issue impacting our state
  • Describe two strategies for communicating with legislators

Time-Ordered Agenda:

  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Meetings with Local Legislator
    • Discussion of current topics impacting the profession
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
    • Discussion of current topics impacting the profession
    • Debriefing of individual meetings with legislators
    • Q&A

 

Continuing Education

This course is offered for up to 0.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area)

Disclosures

Financial Disclosure: Greta Hull has no financial relationships to disclose.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Greta Hull is a MSHA Board Member and receives no compensation for this role.

Financial Disclosure: Brent Hemphill is a contract lobbyist paid by MSHA.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Brent Hemphill has no non-financial relationships to disclose.