Current announcements for Lobby Action Days in Olympia:
NAMI-WA Day in Olympia: Monday, January 19 at First Christian Church, 701 Franklin St SE, Olympia WA 98507
**Please RSVP if you are attending at firstname.lastname@example.org**
9-9:30 AM Arrival and Continental Breakfast
9:30-10:30 AM NAMI’s 2015 legislative priorities. Tips for meeting with your legislators.
10:30-11:30 AM NAMI Washington open board meeting (Please note this change from previous years, the open board meeting is not the day before NAMI day)
11:30 AM Legislative visits begin
Priorities for 2015 include:
1. Changing the RCW wording regarding involuntary hospitalization and advocating for “Assisted Outpatient Treatment”
2. Advocating for increasing access to fully-fund PEER-infused Crisis Stabilization Units/Triage Centers
3. Advocating for increasing funding for non-crisis community based mental health services, including the necessary resources to serve those in crisis.
Visit NAMI-WA online for more information. Thank you to Bill Budd for coming to speak to us during our January membership meeting.
Medical Cannabis Day in Olympia with ASA-Washington: Thursday January 22 from 8 AM-4 PM
ASA Washington (Americans for Safe Access-Washington state) members will be taking the capitol by storm in a show of solidarity by the patients and the people who care for them.
For additional information, please visit the ASA Washington site.
Native American Lobby Day in Olympia: Friday January 23 from 9 AM-3 PM
Sponsored by Spirit of the Red Road, this lobby day takes place at the Columbia Room first floor in the Legislative Building. A Drum Circle will also take place in the Rotunda.
Thursday January 15 7-8:30 PM:
Tacoma Public Utilities Auditorium
3628 S 35th St, Tacoma WA 98409
Friday January 16 5-6:30 PM:
Fort Worden State Park Commons A
200 Battery WA, Port Townsend WA 98368
Saturday January 17 11AM-12:30 PM:
North Mason High School Auditorium
200 E Campus Dr, Belfair WA 98528
Saturday January 17 2-3:30 PM:
Olympic College Poulsbo Campus Rooms 119-120
1000 Olympic College Way NW Poulsbo, WA 98370
Friday January 23 5-6:30 PM:
Peninsula College Little Theater
1502 E Lauridson Blvd, Port Angeles WA 98362
Saturday January 24 1-2:30 PM:
Ocosta Jr/Sr High School Commons
2580 Montesano St S, Westport WA 98565
Our January membership meeting will feature discussion with Larry Seaquist
on the results of the 2014 election. We’ll be sharing ideas and thoughts for upcoming elections in 2015-16. We hope you can join us for this important conversation! For January our membership meeting will take place on the second Thursday (January 8th, 2015) at the Givens Community Center (Kitsap Room), 1026 Sidney Rd, Port Orchard, 98366. Our social begins at 6:30 PM with our meeting called to order at 7 PM. For additional information or questions please contact our vice-chair Jacquelyn Williams.
We’re looking for a few members to bring snacks for our social! If you wish to bring something, please contact John Barelli. Thank you so much in advance for your help.
With the partnership of many of our 26th LD Democrats, we have an official mailing list! For more information or to join the discussion, please visit here.
Committees are being formed today for many different functions within the 26th LD Democrats. If you haven’t had an opportunity to sign up the list will be available during our January meeting. For additional information or questions, please contact George Robison, chair.