NYSNA Legislative Action Conference FAQ

NYSNA’s virtual 2022 Legislative Action Conference (LAC) presents a unique opportunity for NYSNA members to interact with Legislators safely from their homes and without all the hassles of traveling. We will kick off this year’s Legislative Action Conference on Tuesday, January 25th with General Session from 9:00-11:00am. Lobby Week will be held January 25-28, 2022.

Why is LAC 2022 being moved to a virtual format?

While we would prefer to see everyone in person, we made the difficult decision to move LAC to a virtual format for 2022 to ensure everyone’s safety. Even though the event is virtual, you can count on valuable legislative and advocacy updates. NYSNA will be scheduling virtual meetings with your legislators all week (January 25-28, 2022). With the registration rates waved for this year, we hope even more school nutrition professionals will be able to take advantage of this event.

What dates will LAC 2022 be held?

LAC 2022 will be held on January 25th to kick off lobby week on January 25-28th. Meetings with Legislators will be scheduled all week.

Will handouts be available for attendees to print prior to the conference?

Yes, key handouts will be available to print a few days prior to the conference.

How do I Schedule a Meeting?

NYSNA HQ will be scheduling meetings all week for attendees.

How do I prepare for the Meeting?

Your appointment will take place via Zoom. Please ensure that your technology is compatible before your scheduled meeting. It is also highly recommended to attend the conference on January 25th at 9:00am via Zoom to obtain updates and to learn more about building relationships with legislators to prepare you for your meeting.

How do I Conduct a Virtual Legislative Meeting?

There are several ways to prepare for a legislative meeting, but this year, you have the comfort and confidence of preparing for it in your own home or office! Please be sure to have all related materials ready and in front of you for reference during the meeting. Also, it is critically important to be ready and to be concise! You should coordinate with your group before the meeting to identify which person will begin the discussion and those who wish to share relatable or anecdotal content, data, and compelling information. If there is someone in your group that has previously established a relationship with the Legislator, it may be better to let them take the lead or start things off.

2022 Position Paper