Presentation on theme: "PASSING LEGISLATION: LOBBYIST PERSPECTIVE SUE CLARK, RN,LOBBYIST CONSULTING4BIZ.INC."— Presentation transcript:
PASSING LEGISLATION: LOBBYIST PERSPECTIVE SUE CLARK, RN,LOBBYIST CONSULTING4BIZ.INC
Environmental Scanning Means GATHERING AND ANALYZING : EVENTS TRENDS RELATONSHIPS RESOURCES
CONNECTING TO THE REALITY OF THE WORLD AROUND YOU! EXTERNALINTERNAL
MONITORING the Power Base Do you or your organization have recognition in the legislature? Which party dominates the legislative branch? Who typically advocates for nursing issues? Who is on the licensure committees? Will the Governor sign if a favorable bill is passed by the legislature?
RELATIONSHIPS NURSING ORGANZATIONS WITHIN THE STATE PHYSICIAN GROUPS EMPLOYERS COALITION GROUPS CONSUMERS HOSPITAL ORGANIZATIONS
RELEVANCY COMPETING NURSING POLICY PROPOSALS PUBLIC AWARENESS (RETAIL CLINICS) MEDIA HEALTH CARE REFORM WHATS HAPPENING IN YOUR STATE? CONSUMERS IOM REPORT
Know What You Want Do the Research Develop the Message Determine Method of Communication Develop the Advocacy Habit
Know your legislators. The Research
EducateThe Ask Message Development The Message Grassroots Wins…ALWAYS!
Putting it all together Grassroots wins…ALWAYS!
Know your interest in… I would like to discuss…in your district. I am a constituent This is important to me because… I would like you to… This (issue) will benefit… Closing statement
The Tough Questions Quality Supervision Education
Method of Communication Personal visit wins…..hands down! Personal letters Telephone call Fax
THE ADVOCACY HABIT DO NOT PARACHUTE IN AND EXPECT TO WIN. PASSING LEGISLATION REQUIRES: COMMITMENT CONTINUOUS CONTACT COURAGE
Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there! Will Rogers