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|Advocacy: Nurse Day at the Capitol|
The TNA Nurse Day at the Capitol occurs every other year, during the Texas Legislature. THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2017 event! Close to 300 nurses from throughout the state visited with legislators on issues important to nurses. At an early morning hearing on HB 280 and HB 279, both authored by Rep. Donna Howard, it was standing room only! Nurses filled the room and spilled into the hallway. 120 people registered in support of HB 280 and 91 in support of HB 279. Throughout the day, nurses met with 120 House and Senate offices to educate staff and legislators on a variety of nursing issues.
The Texas Nurses Association offers its members several benefits, including many opportunities to get involved in the legislative and political process. Check out TNA’s Policy tab on the website, where you can find TNA’s policy positions on many nursing legislative issues. If you are not a TNA member, consider joining us and working to protect and strengthen the nursing profession. Learn how to join here.