This year's Legislative Event will take place in two parts.
Preparation Webinar on February 5
Legislative Day at the Capitol on February 12
Please plan to join us for MSHA’s Annual Legislative Day on Wednesday, February 12, 2019 at the Capitol East & West Alcoves on the 3rd floor Rotunda, on the House side hall area in Jefferson City, Missouri.
To prepare you for this day, we will have a live Webinar on Tuesday, February 5, 2019.
Preparation Webinar - Legislative Updates and Overview
Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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.
At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify two benefits of grassroots advocacy
- Summarize three strategies for grassroots involvement
- Identify one current issue impacting our state
|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
Strategies for successful legislative visits
|6:50 pm – 7:00 pm
Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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.
At the completion of this event, 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
|10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Tours of the Capitol
Discussion of current topiucs impacting the profession
|12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
||Working lunch with discussion of the morning's activities and Q&A
|12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
||Debriefing in Alcove
Group photos taken with legislators
Wrap-up of day's events
For further information, please contact the MSHA Central Office by phone at 888-729-6742 or by email at email@example.com.
Legislative Day registrations must be received by 3:00 pm Tuesday, February 11, for an accurate lunch count.
This course is offered for up to 0.3 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.