2018 NAMI Lobby Day - February 19th, 2018


Due to overwhelmingly popular demand, we have added an additional 50 tickets to our event registration!

As these are late registrations, they will not include lunch, but will allow us to organize and advocate as a group. 

The 2018 NAMI Lobby Day will begin at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, WA at 8:30 AM. Our morning program will include a light-continental breakfast, followed by our program. We will hear from Representative Roger Goodman, and then move into our Lobby Skills Training. During our training, information will be presented about NAMI Washington's 2018 Legislative Priorities, as well as the specific bills we will be focusing on during legislative visits (links to the 2017 Legislative Priorities are below and will be updated as priority bills are introduced), along with lobbying tips and an opportunity to meet in your legislative district groups and practise. We will leave the Temple around 10:45 and head to the Capitol Campus for appointments. We will provide you with a boxed lunch to take with you to the Capitol Campus. For question and other information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NAMI Washington's Director of Public Policy & Advoacy.

Schedule and Location:

Location: Temple Beth Hatfiloh - 201 8th Ave SE, Olympia, WA

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am - Arrival and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am - Issues and Advocacy Training
  • 10:45 am - 5:00 pm - Legislative Visits


What did NAMI Day look like in 2017?

2017 Legislative Priorities

Modifying the language of Washington's Patient Privacy Law (HB1477/SB5400)

Children's Mental Health Legislation (HB1713/SB5763, HB1621, HB1377)

Involuntary Treatment Act Standard Change (HB1259)

Dynamic Fiscal Impact (SB5443/HB1960)

Fully Funding a Comprehensive Behavioral Health System in Washington 

Check out our work during the 2016 Legislative Session Below

2016 Legislative Priorities

Protect Access to Quality Mental Health Services

Improve the Quality of Life for People Living with Mental Illness and Decriminalize Mental Illness

Ensure the Fiscal Sustainability of a Quality Mental Health Care System

NAMI Day 2016 was a tremendous success with over 145 mental health advocates joining us from around the state.  Our efforts will continue through the entire legislative session, and if you would like to receive our Mental Health Action Alerts email Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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