Through the years, the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association has built a tradition of successful advocacy for its members and for the consumers they serve. Our advocacy focuses on legislative issues and community needs.
For each session of the Maryland General Assembly, the MSHA Executive Board develops a legislative agenda in conjunction with our lobbying firm, Bellamy Genn Group. The agenda helps to focus our communication with local legislators to maximize our influence on policymaking. Through various communications channels, MSHA reports on actions taken throughout the legislative session that may affect our profession and clients.
MSHA members are daily advocates within the Maryland community, bringing clarity to the issues faced by our clients and their families as they deal with speech-language and hearing disorders. MSHA strives to provide community resources and our Members participate in (or organize) area events that raise awareness and support for people of all abilities.
With each passing year, the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association continues to build a tradition of successful legislative advocacy for its members and for the consumers they serve.
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The MSHA Executive Board develops a legislative agenda for each session of the Maryland General Assembly. MSHA retains a lobbyist. The lobbyist assists with constructing the annual agenda so that we may focus our communication with local legislators to maximize our influence on policymaking.
MSHA strives to enhance communications with members through its website, email communications, and other technology so that we may quickly advise members of upcoming legislative issues. We also host an annual Legislative Action Day workshop to inform members about ways to influence the legislative process.
All MSHA members are encouraged to be involved in the development and promotion of our legislative agenda. Whether you have ten minutes or ten hours, many opportunities exist for you to make your opinion count in the shaping of our state policy.