The Professional Organization of Registered Nurses in Iowa

 The Mission of the Iowa Nurses Association is to connect, advocate,

and support for nurses and healthcare in Iowa.

Information for the Day

Please review and print any documents you may need for the day.  The only handouts that will be provided are those that were not available prior to the day.

2019 Legislative Day Agenda

Bill Information

Iowa General Assembly Website

Legislative Priorities

Administrative and Clerical Talking Points



Forums & Newsletters

A Few Helpful links.

Sign up for your legislator's newsletter.....

Click the link below and find your legislators name and open their page.  At the bottom of their page there is a link to sign up for their newsletter.

Find your legislator here

 INA 2019 Legislative Day

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Embassy Suites Hotel, Des Moines

Severe Weather Policy

 Events will take place as scheduled and we will not be able to refund registration fees. In the event of severe weather, please check the INA website at for scheduling delays and event updates.

What is your Elevator Speech?

An interactive process to learn how to communicate concisely with legislators.

The final session of the morning will allow nurses and students to interact in small groups to identify and practice effective advocacy strategies by analyzing one of INA’s public policy priorities or a specific bill.


This was a popular part of programing last year and provides a “hands on” learning experience. Examples of how to create your elevator speech, talking points and elevator speech templates are included.


Faculty, please encourage students to read and research one of INA legislative agenda items and its bullet points or a specific bill and create talking points that are individual to them. Preparation is important and will facilitate sharing and decision making. If you are traveling to Des Moines, take advantage of the car ride and talk through your approach. Phones and tablets are permissible resources during the session. Please make copies of the elevator templates to bring to the session for your students to use as a guide. There will be a couple of copies on each table.


At the end of the session, a representative from tables will volunteer to share their group’s talking points.  This provides practice for the “real thing” at the Capitol.

Elevator Speech Worksheet