Georgia Midwives involved at the Capitol 2015
The legislative session has ended! This year we had several midwives from the state of Georgia involved in legislative issues at both the state and national level. We want to encourage all midwives in our state to reach out to their legislative representatives and talk about midwifery and some of the challenges you may face while providing high quality care for patients! We need to educate others on the important care we provide. Remember it is up to us to make a difference in our profession.
Sara Edwards and Desiree Clement were able to visit legislators and each won $50 gift card for submitting a photo highlighting their legislative efforts. Thanks for being involved and sharing your experience with others.
“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.” –William Arthur Ward
Sara Edwards, CNM met with legislative leaders during the AACN Student Policy Summit in Washington DC. Health policy, as it related to nursing education and nursing practice was discussed with Senators Isakson, Perdue and Rep. Austin Scott.
Desireé Clement, CNM- shared 2 photos from her legislative experiences in 2015. 1. Meeting with Laura Searcy RN, PNP, lobbyist, inside the House of Representatives area at the Georgia State Capitol Building. 2. Meeting with Senator Unterman, Chair of Health and Human Services Committee during GNA day earlier this year.
Jessica Ellis, CNM, GA-Affiliate Secretary, met with Laura Searcy to begin planning a Lobby day during the 2016 legislative session. Watch for more details early next year.
Nicole Smith Carlson, CNM, GA-Affiliate President and a group of APRN nursing students visited the GA Capitol. The group spent the day meeting with our legislative representatives to talk about midwives and APRN legislative issues. They also spent time with our CAPRN legislative consultant, Laura Searcy (not pictured) who facilitated the events for the day.