Louisiana Association of Nurse Practitioners
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REVISED: Contact Your State Senator in Support of SB 435

Posted 3 months ago by Rebecca Thibodaux

SB 435 is still on the "subject to call" list in the Senate, which means it could be heard as early as Monday.

Please continue to contact your state senator on Friday and throughout the weekend and ask them to VOTE YES on Senate Bill 435. 

Use these talking points when you contact your state senator:

  • Senate Bill 435 reduces barriers to high quality healthcare especially in rural areas of the state. 
  • Senate Bill 435 will increase efficiencies in the delivery of care by removing regulatory barriers that only complicate healthcare delivery.

We need NPs from across Louisiana to contact their state senator and ask them to VOTE YES on SB 435. You can find your state senator's contact information by clicking this link and entering your voting address. 

All you need to do is call or email their office. You can use this sample script:

Hello/Good Morning, Senator ____________,

My name is ________ and I’m a constituent of yours. I work as a Nurse Practitioner at _________ (describe your role/job).

I’m reaching out to you to ask you to support Senate Bill 435 on the Senate floor. This legislation is important to me because it will increase efficiencies in healthcare delivery and allow health care professionals and administrators to focus on what matters -- our patients. This bill reduces barriers to high quality healthcare, especially in our rural parishes. 

Thank you,

[Name]

Don't wait to get in touch with your state senator! Contact them NOW and ask them to help increase access to high quality health care in Louisiana. 

USE THE LEGISLATIVE TOOLBOX
Having the right tool makes the job that much easier! And advocacy is no exception. Check out your 2018 LANP Legislative toolbox provided by Focus Strategies where you can take action steps every week to meet our goals and help to influence your own legislators. Whether you're old hat, or have never contacted a policy-maker before, we make it easy. Click here to get started!

We'll be constantly updating and adding tools to the toolbox as we move through this year's legislative session.