Legislation & Politics

The Catalyst for the Political Power of Nurses

Massachusetts State HouseWhen legislators want an answer on an issue regarding nursing or health care, they come the 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 in their community, and by helping nurses become elected to public office.

Safe Staffing Hearing May 22, 2008The MNA initiates and promotes sound legislation to improve health care for Massachusetts citizens and to advance the nursing profession. The Division and the Congress on Health Policy and Legislation work directly with legislators and take a proactive stand on the development of bills that have a potential impact on nursing and health care.

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 clients served by the nursing community.

Highlights from the Division of Legislation and Governmental Affairs