Advocacy: Make Your Voice Heard By Lawmakers

Be the voice for your hospital, patients, and community. Your lawmakers need to hear from you about the challenges you face and the successes you achieved. WSHA’s Government Affairs team encourages all hospitals (public hospital districts, not-for-profit, for-profit) to establish, build and maintain relationships with their lawmakers.

Take Action Today To:

  1. Know who your lawmakers are.
    1. Find your state legislators here.
    2. Find your Members of Congress here.
  2. Meet with your lawmakers at least once a year (can be at your hospital, community or their office).

The WSHA Government Affairs team is here to support you. Just ask us!

Tools & Resources

The following material is available to help you engage with your lawmakers. The WSHA Government Affairs team can provide you with legislator background information and talking points.

Important Dates to Remember

2019-2020 WSHA Advocacy Events

DateEventLocation
September 23-25, 2019Rural Advocacy DaysWashington, DC
October 8, 2019Advocacy Bootcamp Renton, WA
October 10, 2019Governance Education DayRenton, WA
January 29-30, 2020Hospital Advocacy DayOlympia, WA
April 19-22, 2020AHA Annual MeetingWashington, DC
May 10-16, 2020National Hospital WeekNationwide

2019-2020 State Legislature

DateEventLocation
November 20-22, 2019House & Senate Assembly DaysLegislators in Olympia
January 13, 2020Start of Regular Legislative SessionLegislators in Olympia
March 13, 2020End of Regular Legislative SessionLegislators Return to District

Affiliates

Contact Us

Washington State Hospital Association
999 Third Avenue
Suite 1400
Seattle, WA 98104

Map / Directions

206.281.7211 phone
206.283.6122 fax

info@wsha.org

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