When legislators want an answer on an issue regarding nursing or health care, they come to the MNA for the answer. Research clearly shows that nurses are the most trusted voice on health care issues. The MNA makes certain the bedside nurse’s voice is heard in the halls of power by helping nurses connect with elected officials on issues important to them, by linking them to legislators in their community, by supporting politicians and legislators who support nurses, and by helping nurses become elected to public office.
The MNA initiates and promotes sound legislation to improve health care for Massachusetts citizens and to advance the nursing profession. The MNA takes a proactive stand on the development of bills that have a potential impact on nursing and healthcare.
MNA continually monitors legislation introduced both in Massachusetts and Washington, DC. Through a grassroots network of frontline nurse activists, supported by full time lobbyists and community organizers located in every MNA region, the MNA promotes public policy that advances the interests of nurses and protects the patients and the clients served by the nursing community.
Come join us on the Region 1 Legislative Committee. Do you want a voice in the MNA public policy process? Do you have someone in mind that you would like the MNA to endorse as a candidate for elected office? Do you want to learn more about public policy, the political process, or just want to be involved with like minded people who are committed to their profession and their community? Come join us!
We meet once a month, at the Region 1 office in Northampton, the first Tuesday of the month, at 5:30 p.m. Call the Region 1 office for more details: 413-584-4607