Lobby Week is just a few weeks away!

Are you ready to strengthen your skills as an advocate for behavioral health?

Are you ready to meet with your lawmakers and make your voice heard?

Here is everything you need to know:

1) If you haven’t yet, please register here

2) Registration closes on February 5th, so be sure to register ASAP!

3) The schedule for the week is:

 

Monday 2/15: 

  • 9:00AM-10:30AM – Welcome, Legislative Update, and Issues Brief
  • 10:30AM-11:00AM – BREAK
  • 11:00AM-12:00PM – Presentation: Get to know the history of our State’s behavioral health system
  • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lawmaker Keynote Speakers
  • 1:00PM-3:00PM – BREAK
  • 3:00PM-4:00PM – Informal Q&A:time to answer any last questions on NAMI Smarts materials or legislative appointments
  • Some legislative appointmentswill be on Monday, depending on the lawmakers’ schedules, so stay tuned!

Tuesday 2/16: 

  • Engagewith the #MentalHealthIs campaign
  • Legislative appointments:after you register your affiliate leader will contact you with details and logistics for your appointments with your affiliate

Wednesday 2/17:

  • 12:00PM-1:00PM – The WA State Legislature and Me: a Peer Panel
  • Legislative appointments: after you register your affiliate leader will contact you with details and logistics for your appointments with your affiliate

Thursday 2/18:

  • Engage with ongoing social media campaigns – more information to come!
  • Legislative appointments: after you register your affiliate leader will contact you with details and logistics for your appointments with your affiliate

Friday 2/19:

  • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Debrief from legislative appointments and connect with members to celebrate our advocacy efforts in the face of challenging times!
  • Legislative appointments: after you register your affiliate leader will contact you with details and logistics for your appointments with your affiliate

If you have any questions, please reach out to Katherine Seibel at kseibel@namiwa.org

 

We look forward to advocating with you!

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