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NAMI Lobby Day 2019

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Temple Beth Hatfiloh

201 8th Avenue Southeast

Olympia, WA 98501

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Join NAMI Washington members from across the state for our annual lobby day in Olympia. 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. Our lobby day will include a morning breakfast, an issues update and an advocacy skills training. Afterwards, we will send you off to your legislative appointments at the Capitol Campus. Please bring a sack lunch or lunch options are available for purchase on the Capitol campus.

Schedule

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

  • 9:00 - 10:30 AM: Welcome, Legislative Issues Update, and Advocacy Skills Workshop

  • 10:45- 4:00 PM: Legislative Visits

Legislative Appointments

BIG CHANGE!!!! The NAMI Washington state office will schedule the legislative appointments for each local NAMI affiliate.

FAQs

Is any food provided throughout the day?

A light continental breakfast is provided at our morning session at Temple Beth Hatfiloh. Lunch is not provided; please bring brown bag or you have two cafeteria options on campus where you can purchase lunch.

How do I get to Olympia?
Your affiliate will work to coordinate transportation to Olympia. Some affiliates set up carpools and others rent vans and buses.

Where do I park?
Parking on the street is plentiful, and FREE because February 18th is a federal holiday!

How do I get from the Temple to the Capitol Campus?
The Temple is located on the corner of 8th Ave SE and Washington St. SE, about a 20 minute walk, or you can take the Dash, the FREE transit, which you can pick up on Capitol Way - a short twalk from the Temple. Detailed information about Dash can be found here.

Will the Temple be open all day?
No, the Temple will be open to NAMI until 11:00 AM. If you arrive after 11:00 AM, please call Brad Forbes at 425-246-6432.

I have never visited the legislature before, will I get training on our issues and etiquette?
Yes, an issues update and overview along with an advocacy skills training workshop will be covered from 9:00-10:30 AM.

Is there a NAMI Washington Board Meeting?
There is no NAMI Washington board meeting as a part of this year's Lobby Day.

I want to spend the night in Olympia on Sunday and/or Monday evening(s), how do I find accommodations?
You can find a list of hotels in the Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater area here.

Other Questions
Please feel free to email Brad with any questions you may have about NAMI Day.

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