Lobby Week

Advocate With NAMI Washington During Our First-Ever Virtual Lobby Week!

February 15-19, 2021!

Register by Friday, February 5th @ 5 pm PST!

What is Lobby Week?

Our Lobby Week will include a week of opportunities to take action from virtual events to legislative appointments throughout the week of February 15th through the 19th.

Meet with your lawmakers.

Connect with other advocates.

Hear from keynote speakers.

About this Event

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. We are excited for you to join us! 

Normally, we take a ride to Olympia to all advocate in person.  However, this year sees some change, offers new opportunities, and expands accessibility.

Join NAMI Washington members from across the state for our virtual Lobby Week!

Find your legislative District

Register today

Rest assured you won’t be thrown into this new experience alone. We’ve got you covered.

February 8th-12th is Prep Week!

NAMI Smarts workshops will be offered throughout the week to support your advocacy and personal storytelling skills! Click below to sign up for the workshops!

Telling your story
Learn how to craft a brief and impactful story to share with legislators and encourage them to prioritize issues on mental health. 

Monday 2/8 6:00PM-7:30PM

Thursday 2/11 12:00PM-1:30PM

Meeting your lawmaker

Build your confidence in meeting with your legislators and learn how to successfully influence them in advocating for your issue. 

Tuesday 2/9 6:00PM-7:30PM

Friday 2/12 12:00PM-1:30PM

Budget

This topic-specific module is on advocating for funding for mental health services and supports. 

Wednesday 2/10 12:00PM-1:30PM

February 15th: 

Virtual events including an issues brief, keynote speakers, and time to connect with other members and gain additional advocacy skills support will take place.

February 16th through February 19th: 

Legislative appointments will be made and virtual opportunities to connect with other advocates will be offered during the week. 

Click for NAMI Washington 2021 Legislative Priorities

Click for Lobby Week Schedule

RSVP today and let your voice be heard!

Please reach out to Katherine, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at kseibel@namiwa.org, with any questions