Make your voice heard!
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.
Join NAMI Washington members from across the state for our virtual Lobby Week (taking the place of our annual in-person lobby day in Olympia). Our Lobby Week will include a week of opportunities to take action from virtual events to legislative appointments throughout the week of February 21st through the 25th.
REGISTER FOR NAMI SMARTS LOBBY SKILLS TRAININGS!
Beginning February 7th and running through February 18th, NAMI Washington will be offering pre-lobby day (week) trainings, and an information session on our legislative priorities.
Trainings Week of February 7th
February 7, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM - NAMI Smarts: Telling Your Story REGISTER HERE
February 8, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM - NAMI Smarts: Budget REGISTER HERE
February 9, 2022 6:00-8:00 PM - NAMI Smarts: Meeting Your Lawmaker REGISTER HERE
February 10, 2022 6:00-7:00 PM - Introduction to NAMI Washington's 2022 Legislative Priorities REGISTER HERE
Trainings Week of February 14th
February 14, 2022 - 2:00-4:00 PM - NAMI Smarts: Telling Your Story REGISTER HERE
February 15, 2022 - 12:00-2:00 PM - NAMI Smarts: Budget REGISTER HERE
February 16, 2022 - 12:00-2:00 PM - NAMI Smarts: Meeting Your Lawmaker REGISTER HERE
February 17, 2022 - 2:00-3:00 PM - Introduction to NAMI Washington's 2022 Legislative Priorities REGISTER HERE
Lobby Day Schedule (2/21/2022)
■ 9:00AM-10:30AM - Welcome, Legislative Update, and Issues Brief:
○ 9:05-9:15 Welcome:
○ 9:15-9:45AM – Legislative Priorities Talking Points
○ 9:45-10:30 – Lawmaker Keynotes
○ 10:30-10:50 Questions from members
■ 10:50AM-11:00AM - BREAK
■ 11:00AM-12:00 PM - Presentation: Get to know the history of our State's behavioral health systems:
■ 3:00PM-4:00PM - Informal Debrief and Q&A – Debbie Carlsen
■ Some legislative appointments will be on Monday, depending on the lawmakers' schedules, so stay tuned!