Issues & Advocacy

State CapitolMinnesota Nurses Association members are a highly respected voice for patients, the nursing profession, and social justice at the State Capitol, in Washington, D.C., city halls, and courthouses throughout Minnesota.

MNA nurses are a familiar sight in the Minnesota Capitol, talking to legislators about the impact of proposals on the patients they care for, the nursing profession, and our communities.

Nurse advocacy does succeed. In 2015, MNA members wearing red filled the halls of the Capitol, telling legislators their stories about the need for a Safe Patient Standard and a safe work environment for healthcare providers. That advocacy was a major reason the Legislature passed a law to prevent violence against healthcare workers in the workplace in just one session.

Nurses get involved right from the beginning – when politicians are elected. MNA endorses candidates who support nurses and the nursing profession. When those candidates are elected to office, they already understand our issues and trust us.

Member involvement is critical to our success. As the most respected profession in the country, elected officials and the public listen to and trust us.

All members are urged to get involved and become advocates for patients and the nursing profession – you can make a difference!

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