Legislative Day Events

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

Please plan to join us for MSHA’s Annual Legislative Day on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at the House side of the Capitol 3rd floor rotunda in Jefferson City, Missouri. To prepare you for this day, we will have a live Webinar on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

Online Registration has closed. Please contact the MSHA Office to register.
Webinar: Legislative Updates and Overview

February 11, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST

Abstract: 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.

6:00 pm – 6:10 pm           Introductions and meeting agenda review
6:10 pm —6:20 pm          Review and discussion of MSHA legislative issues/initiatives
6:20 pm – 6:50 pm           Legislative process; Strategies for successful legislative visits
6:50 pm – 7:00 pm           Questions/Wrap up

Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

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


Live Event: Legislative Day 2020 Jefferson City, Missouri

February 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:30 pm CST

Abstract: 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.

10:00 am – 10:30 am        Optional Tours of the Capitol (ASHA CEUs not available)
10:30 am – 12:00 pm       Legislator visits, Discussion of current topics impacting the profession
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm        Working lunch with discussion of the morning’s activities, question and answer period
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm         Wrap up of day’s events, including question answer period with invited speaker (an elected official), discussion regarding information learned during legislative visits


Learner Outcomes:

Participants will be able to:

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

For further information, please contact the MSHA Central Office by phone at 888-729-6742 or by email at msha@showmemsha.org.

Legislative Day registrations must be received by 3:00 pm Monday, February 17, for an accurate lunch count.

Continuing Education

This course is offered for up to 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area)


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.