Advocacy & Public Policy

May 19, 2020
Learn about AONL’s current legislative issues and recent wins. Jo Ann Webb, Vice President of Federal Relations and Policy, will explore these issues and AONL’s congressional asks for virtual advocacy day. Cost Complimentary to AONL members and nonmembers Speaker Jo Ann Webb, RN, MHA, FAAN,…
May 13, 2020
While we are unable to walk the halls of Congress this year, we can still talk to legislators. Join us anytime on June 4 for our first virtual advocacy day. Together, we will elevate the voice of nursing leadership through a coordinated letter-writing campaign. Cost Complimentary for AONL…
May 13, 2020
While form email campaigns by grassroots organizations are the most common form of advocacy in America, CMF research proves that personalized communication is more effective and influential. Unfortunately, many citizen advocates fall short in their efforts to send timely and helpful information to…
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AONL Letters

Jan 15, 2020
AONL comments on a vast number of proposed and interim final rules put forth by the federal regulatory agencies.
Oct 31, 2019
This week, the House of Representatives passed the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 728). AONL and the American Hospital Association (AHA) support the legislation, which would reauthorize federal programs to develop the nursing workforce for five years.
Jul 17, 2019
  From forming a legislative committee to creating a legislative conference, learn what AONL's affiliates are doing to engage nurse leaders in state legislative efforts. AONL monitors state legislation and issues that affect nurses.
Jul 11, 2019
  Introduce yourself to your legislators and the key members of their staff by scheduling a personal visit to the legislator’s district or the Washington, D.C. office. When you contact the office of a representative or senator to request a meeting, ask to speak to the scheduler. Explain who…
Jul 11, 2019
  While a legislator may be an expert on one or two issues, it is impossible for every lawmaker to master every issue likely to come before Congress. Elected officials rely on staff, outside expertise and constituent input to effectively represent the people of their district or state.