In alignment with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s in-person Day on the Hill event in Washington, D.C. was canceled. However, ENA’s advocacy efforts are as vital as ever to ensuring that the voices of emergency nurses are heard loud and clear during the pandemic. During these uncertain times, advocacy organizations must be flexible in how they relay their priorities to lawmakers. Although in-person meetings are unlikely this year, Members of Congress still need to hear from emergency nurses on the front lines of this pandemic. Our virtual advocacy event - Day off the Hill - will highlight effective strategies to empower ENA leaders and advocates to do just that.
On July 9, ENA state leaders and previous Day on the Hill registrants will have the opportunity to participate in this online event, where they will learn more about ENA’s current legislative priorities, including bills related to COVID-19. Participants will also hear about strategies to tell effective and impactful stories, as well as what they might experience during a virtual or phone meeting with Members of Congress and their staff. After this event, ENA advocates will be prepared to discuss these and other issues with their Members of Congress, regardless of the platform or format.
These materials will be helpful when you are preparing and conducting your conference calls and virtual meetings with Members of Congress and their staff. Feel free to download and share with any office you meet with.