How a Bill Becomes Law

Knowing the process of how a piece of legislation begins and becomes law will require regular and strategic contact with legislators by their constituents. The materials below will provide you a background on the legislative process and the areas where your input and influence are/is needed throughout the process.

School of Rock classic (YouTube video)
How A Bill Becomes Law (PPT)
Wisconsin Legislature: How a Bill Becomes a Law (PDF)

Grassroots Advocacy

Grassroots advocacy or lobbying are the methods and strategies that are applied as a means of informing and influencing.  The intended audience for this grassroots activity include, your legislator, key legislators, your colleagues,  your patients and employer.  The materials below provide an overview and tips on engaging in grassroots advocacy activities when trying to inform and influence legislators on the APRN Modernization Act.

Grassroots Advocacy (PPT)
Legislator letter template (MS Word) – Coming Soon

Talking Points

General Info & Consumers
Info for Educators
Information for Wisconsin Physicians
Scopes of practice for APRNs
Information for Legislators
Information for Employers