MOANA held a reception on Tuesday evening which drew a large turnout of legislators. Although the official “Lobby Day” was cancelled due to heavy snow fall, we (the 5 MoANA Members who were able to arrive ahead of the weather) continued with Lobby Day nevertheless. With so few of us in attendance, we had to cover a lot of ground to ensure we visited as many legislators as we could.
It was definitely an eye opening experience. We were there to educate our representatives about the role that CRNAs play in providing quality healthcare rather than discuss any upcoming legislation. We were pleased that the Senators and Representatives that took time to meet with us were open to hearing what we had to say.