Legislative Day

NSLHA's Legislative Day

Nebraska State Senator Sara Howard speaks about expansion of healthcare services and coverage.

Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association Legislative Day

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the State Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska

The impact that you can have by connecting with your state senator, building a relationship, and offering support is tremendous. Please plan to attend and share your ideas, concerns and recommendation with state senators on how to enhance speech, language and hearing services for Nebraskans.

It’s an opportunity to build relationships with state senators, while educating and informing them about the speech-language-hearing field in our state. This is increasingly important, as the healthcare environment continues to change, and the ability to deliver speech-language-hearing services becomes increasingly challenging.

Agenda

9:30 a.m. – Go to the Norris Legislative Chamber Balcony to Watch the Legislature in Session and Be Recognized for NSLHA’s Legislative Day
10:00 a.m. – Deliver Handouts to Senate Senators’ Offices
11:00 a.m. - Welcome from NSLHA Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chairs Josh Sevier and Jessica Thoene
11:05 a.m. - Overview of State Legislative Issues
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Legislative Updates from State Senators
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Luncheon with State Senators

Registration will open in the winter of 2018.

Speech-Language Pathologist and NSLHA Member Rachel Watermeier with her dad - Senator Dan Watermeier from District 1

Engaging discussion with Senator Johnson

Students and Senator Schilz's staff take moment to pause for a photo after a lively debate about the importance of voting, knowing who your senator is, and advocating for speech-language-hearing services.

Cindy Johnson, NSLHA Legislative Affairs Committee Co-Chair, provides a final review of talking points in preparation for conversations with state senators.

NSLHA Lobbyist Rich Lombardi from American Communications Group highlights legislative issues impacting the speech-language-hearing profession

News & Announcements

  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Methodist Church in Lincoln, NE
    “Striving for Student Success: How and Why Orton-Gillingham based Multisensory Language Teaching Methods can work for children with dyslexia and reading difficulties” presentation by Pam Bazis.

  • Nov. 9th Star City Lions Club Fundraiser

    Stars City Lions Club will be collecting old hearing aids and eyeglasses
    Nov. 9th from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
    Raising Cane's at 5810 S. 58th Street in Lincoln, NE
    20% of the proceeds will be donated to the Star City Lions Club

  • You're Invited to Oct. 21st Education Summit

    Any professionals interested in practices in academic excellence for all children who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing are invited to attend. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. at the UNO Milo Bail Student Center at 6203 University Dr. S., in Omaha. Mail your registration with name, address, email and special accommodations by Oct. 6th to Attn: Jenny Corum, 1313 Farnam 3rd Floor, Omaha, NE 68102.

  • The Nebraska Speech-Language-Hearing Association has experienced several recent legislative and regulatory advocacy accomplishments, and wanted to share with you the ongoing work being done for members in our state. Listen to this recording for more information.