Advocacy Day for 2014

Advocacy Days offer a way for you to learn about the legislative process in person.

2014 Advocacy Day Schedule

NEW MEETING LOCATION!

All Advocacy Days are held at the General Administration (GA) Building

(To the right side of the Capitol) unless otherwise noted.

210 - 11th Ave SW, Olympia, 98501

Click here for a map of the Capitol Campus.

 

Feb 19th  - Independent Living Day (Rally on the steps)

Join us, rain or shine, for a rally at the Capitol. We will meet in the GENERAL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING briefly, then move out to the steps to hear from self-advocates and legislators about how important services are in order to live independently in the community.

Feb 26th - Employment

Individuals with developmental disabilities want to work, want to contribute to their community and want to pay their fair share of taxes. All they need is a little help to do so. Transition services help people move in the right direction – WORK! Meet in the Columbia Room at 10 am, then Rally on the Rotunda at noon!
 

GET YOUR PASSPORT!

Beginning with the Advocacy Day Briefing on January 22nd, we will be providing  a "PASSPORT"  to all advocates who attend Advocacy Days.

Your "Passport to 2014 Advocacy Days" is your ticket to becoming an involved advocate for issues on developmental disabilities. The Passport includes our vision for the trip, Tips for Travelers and a page for each Advocay Day. We will "stamp" your Passport on each Advocacy Day you attend. At the end of legislative session we will have awesome prizes for various accomplishments by advocates. Attend as many Advocacy Days as you can. Get your legislators to sign off on your Passport. Make your voice heard!

 

HOW WAS YOUR EXPERIENCE?

We want to know how Advocacy Day was for YOU! At each Advocacy Day event you will be able to share your experience with us. Each week's evaluation form that you complete gets you another stamp in your Passport! Our evaluation form is short and easy to fill out, just circle the smiley face that best describes your experiences. You can fill it out and turn it in at the event. You can also respond online by clicking here:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WS8TNMR

What to expect at Advocacy Day

Advocacy Day begins at 10 a.m. Wednesdays during the legislative session.  We start the day with an hour briefing on current issues and end with an afternoon of advocacy (about 3:00 p.m.).  While we feature a highlighted topic each week, the morning briefing will also cover late breaking news on budget items and bills of interest relating to individuals with developmental disabilities.

If this is your first visit and you need a guide for the day, please let us know when you register.  To register, please call: 1-888-754-8798, ext. 105, or e-mail: bean@arcwa.org

Location for Advocacy Days:

General Administration Building

(To the right side of the Capitol) unless otherwise noted.

210 - 11th Ave SW, Olympia, 98501

Click here for a map of the Capitol Campus.

Limited reimbursements for travel and interpreter service are available on a one time, first-come first-served basis. 

Please make legislative appointments at least two weeks in advance.  If you need assistance, call 1.888.754.8798, ext. 105.

Map

Capitol Campus Map (includes parking sites and buildings surrounding the Capitol Campus).

Directions to Advocacy Day Locations

Coming I-5 “Northbound”:

  • Take Exit 105 (State Capitol/City Center)
  • Turn Right onto Jefferson (at the roundabout, DO NOT Go through tunnel)
  • First street to the left turn Left onto Eleventh Street (11th)
  • Go through the light (which is the intersection of Washington & 11th)
  • Go one block farther and the GA Building is on your right

Coming I-5 “ Southbound”:

  • Take Exit 105-A (State Capitol/City Center)
  • Turn Right onto Jefferson
  • First street to the left turn Left onto Eleventh Street (11th)
  • Go through the light (which is the intersection of Washington & 11th)
  • Go one block farther and the GA Building is on your right

Parking

Limited parking is available next to the GA Building.  General Administration provides information regarding available satellite parking locations and the latest updates on closures or changes. E-mail bean@arcwa.org for a map or more information.