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Make your voice heard!

NAMI Washington Lobby Day is on President's Day!

NAMI members and supporters are the most effective people to educate legislators about mental illness and the need to change our current "mental illness" system to a "mental health" system.

February 19th, 2024
Olympia, WA 
8AM-4PM

Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00 AM: Arrival and continental breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 AM: Welcome, 2023 Legislative Priorities and Lobbying Skills

10:30-11:00 AM: Legislative District Meetings to prepare for legislator visits

11:00 AM: Leave for the Capitol Campus (walk or bus)

11:30AM - 5:00 PM: Legislative Visits

Legislative Appointments:

- The NAMI Washington state office will schedule the legislative appointments for each local NAMI affiliate. The appointment information will be shared with each affiliate's Lobby Day Lead, who will in turn communicate with members who have signed up to participate to share pre-Lobby Day information.

When you register for Lobby Week, make sure you know which legislative district you live in so that we can be sure you are in the correct lawmaker meeting! If you need help finding your legislative district, please click here.

Register for NAMI Washington's Lobby Week to be a part of the legislative process and make your voice heard as a mental health advocate!

Please find more information on the registration page!

Please reach out to Lauren Simonds at lsimonds@namiwa.org if you have any questions.

Don't Know How to Lobby?
Sharpen Your Advocacy Skills through our Free, 90-Minute NAMI SMARTS Classes!
  • Telling Your Story | February 6th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Contacting Your Policymaker | February 7th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Meeting Your Policymaker | February 8th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Budgets: Funding Our Future | February 9th, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Telling Your Story | February 10th, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Telling Your Story | February 13th, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Contacting Your Policymaker | February 14th, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Meeting Your Policymaker | February 15th, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Budgets: Funding Our Future | February 16th, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

  • Telling Your Story | February 17th, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM | REGISTER HERE

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2024 SMARTS Trainings TBD

What is NAMI SMARTS?
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