Legislative Action Center

The Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to improving the health of women and newborns and strengthening the nursing profession. AWHONN represents the interests of 350,000 registered nurses working in women’s health, obstetric, and neonatal nursing across the United States.

In 2007, the AWHONN Public Policy Committee was created to help guide the direction of the organization’s advocacy efforts. The current Committee members, listed below, helped to develop and will implement the 2021 Legislative Priorities for the association.

Download the 2021 Legislative Priorities.  For more information on AWHONN’s advocacy efforts, email advocacy@awhonn.org.

AWHONN regularly interacts with Members of Congress, their staff, and key agency officials. Find our communications to these important partners .

Can’t make it to Washington, DC? Consider scheduling a meeting with your legislators close to home. These tips will help you get started.

View the coalitions  that advocate for research, nursing education and better patient care.

Download the Legislative Handbook.

2021 Public Policy Committee

  • Megan L. Raleigh (Chair)
  • Norlissa M. Cooper
  • Robyn D’Oria
  • Hollie R. Gentry
  • Lorie Goshin
  • Shelly Gray-Lopez
  • Debbie K. Ketchum
  • Sharon McCoy
  • Veronica Pasha
  • Michele Woods
  • Kellie Griggs (Board Liaison)


Seth Chase (Primary Staff Liaison)
Ben Scheich