Lobby Day – Impacting Legislation

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Lobby Day – Impacting Legislation

March 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

WIDHA Visits the Capitol

WI-DHA’s 2019 Lobby Day Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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Your personal involvement in the legislative process can affect the quality of care you can provide for your patients and the future of your profession. Use this tool to enter your address or search the map to learn who the current government leaders are for your location.

Find your Wisconsin State Legislator
Find your Wisconsin State Legislator

Place: Best Western Premier Park Hotel (Capitol Square)
22 S Carroll
Madison, WI 53703

Capitol Room – Second Floor / State Capitol
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Schedule of Events:

9:00 – 11:30 am
Breakfast Park Hotel
Guest Speaker(s)2nd floor
Preparation for Grassroots Advocacy – 101
Talking points
Information packet distribution assignments

11:30 am – mid-afternoon
Scheduled visits with Legislators and staff State Capitol
Distribute informational packets
Tour the Capitol
Photos (group and individuals with your legislators)

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Drop-in debrief (informal / open house)Park Hotel
Report on visits and packet distribution Room TBA

Social media sharing

Preparing for Lobby Day

    1. Know who your legislators are (Assembly Representative and State Senator), the location of their offices and phone numbers. Click on the link to find this information: https://maps.legis.wisconsin.gov
    2. Contact both your senator’s and assembly representative’s offices before March 13 to make an appointment in the afternoon for a visit. If your elected representative is not available, ask if you can meet with one of their staff members instead.
    3. What to WEAR: Wear some dental hygiene regalia if you have it! (E.g., Membership pin, “Hygienius” T-shirt, hygiene squad colors (lavender is our traditional color). We recommend wearing comfortable walking shoes for touring the State Capitol.
    4. Read up on Dental Therapy (once you register, you will receive documents to help you prepare)Be prepared to discuss your role in health care as a dental hygienist. Your education and training, The licensing tests that all dental hygienists must pass before they can practice, Your dental hygiene license – and what it takes to acquire, The focus of our work (preventive, therapeutic and educational), The scope of practice of dental hygiene
    5. Keep in mind that dental hygiene is a licensed and regulated profession. The people you are visiting and speaking to on Lobby Day are the ones who decide how your profession is to be regulated and what you will be allowed to do. They need to hear from you and to understand who you are and what you do. They are not the experts in dental hygiene – YOU ARE!
    6. We will ask everyone to visit not just their own legislators, but to drop off informational packets at a few other offices too so that every legislator at the Capitol will have the same information.

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    Cell Phone #:________________________________________________________________

    Email address:________________________________________________________________

    ADHA/WI-DHA Membership # (Professional or Student members): ___________________________________

    Cost per person:FREE to ADHA / WI-DHA members (professional and DH student)
    Non-members $25.00 – make checks payable to WI-DHA

    Send registration form and payment to:
    Linda Jorgenson – WI-DHA Advocacy Director
    930 Fairchild Drive
    River Falls, WI 54022

    Find your legislators: https://maps.legis.wisconsin.gov

    WI State Senator _________________________________________________________

    WI State Assembly Representative _______________________________________________________

    Questions? Contact Linda Jorgenson at [email protected] Or 612 599-9076[/fusion_builder_column_inner][/fusion_builder_row_inner]


March 13, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Linda Jorgenson


Best Western Premier Park Hotel (Capitol Square)
22 S Carroll
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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