Advocacy is AAPPN’s top priority.
Our advocacy efforts are only as strong as the involvement of our members.
Below are critical roles you can play to help AAPPN defend and support our profession. What’s more, you can fulfill many of these roles from the comfort of your own home.
If you are interested in any of these activities, contact Chris Crosser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-734-3166 to find out more.
Join our Advocacy eGroup. This listserv group is informed about legislation and rule-making activities which effect psychiatric ARNPs. Based on your interests and modalities, you can choose to get involved by attending a rule-making workshop online or helping our committee volunteers assess legislation which impacts your practice area.
Join our Legislative Committee. This committee works with our lobbyists to review bills during the legislative session (January-March). Our lobbyists provide context and translate the legalese, and the committee assess the impact of legislation on the profession and the public.
Join our Rules Committee. The rule-making process is where the rubber meets the road in terms of the impact of legislation. This committee monitors the rule-making process and provides comments to the Department of Health and the Nursing Commission.
Attend AAPPN’s Lobby Day. Make plans to join us for Lobby Day 2020 on January 22 in Olympia. Together with your peers, you will be prepped by our lobbyists and visit your legislators to educate them about your profession. There is strength in numbers! Contact Chris at email@example.com to RSVP.
We are assisted in the legislative process by our lobbyists, Melissa Johnson and Jennifer Muhm, who bring years of experience protecting health care in our state.