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WHA Advocacy Day
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Program Description:
Wisconsin Hospital Association's Advocacy Day is an annual legislative event designed to motivate and educate health care employees, volunteers, and trustees on health-related issues and grassroots advocacy opportunities.

There is no registration fee to participate in Advocacy Day.  WHA invites you to attend and learn how you can help shape the future of health care for Wisconsin

Featured Speaker:
Jim VandeHei is co-founder and executive editor of Politico, the highly influential political web site and newspaper that Washingtonian magazine recently hailed as a “media phenomenon.” VandeHei, along with co-founder John Harris, left the Washington Post in the fall of 2006 to create the all-politics-all-the-time siteā€”and the company has been an instant and smashing success, commanding the attention of millions of readers and the nation’s most powerful leaders. Vanity Fair recently named VandeHei among the 100 most powerful “Information Age” thinkers for helping create “the model for the new media success story.” In December 2009, VandeHei was selected as the first representative of a primarily online news organization to serve on the Pulitzer Board.

With a close-up view of what really happens in Washington, VandeHei brings a frontline journalist’s insight and insider knowledge to every speech, covering Congress, the White House, and campaigns. VandeHei is better positioned than virtually anyone else to pull back the curtain on Washington and tell you what’s really happening inside the Obama administration and on Capitol Hill.

Before founding Politico, VandeHei spent more than a decade covering the power politics of Washington. He cut his teeth at Roll Call newspaper, where he routinely broke national stories including exclusives about Republicans secretly planning the impeachment of President Clinton. In the late 1990s, he covered Congress and the Bush presidency for the Wall Street Journal. In 2002, he joined The Washington Post as a lead writer on congressional debates, the 2004 presidential election, and the second term of the Bush presidency. He co-moderated two presidential debates in the 2008 campaign and is a regular commentator on many cable and network shows. He has earned a reputation for staying one step ahead of the competition and explaining to readers how political leaders obtain, exercise and fight to keep power in Washington.

Hotel Information:
A block of rooms has been reserved for April 26th at the Hilton in Madison.  Call 608-255-5100 to reserve a room by March 31. Rate is $155 single/double.

Special Needs:
If you have any special needs or dietary restrictions, please contact Lisa Littel at 608-274-1820 or llittel@wha.org by April 18, 2011.