You can make a difference and be the reason why legislators change their vote to support important topics by sharing your story with them. Going down to the capitol and meeting with legislators is the best way to make sure your voice is heard.
The Advocacy Partnership Project holds Advocacy Days every week on Wednesday during the legislative session. Advocacy days are specific dates set aside for people to go to the capitol to meet with their legislators about issues that are important to them. Each week there are new topics to share with legislators. This years theme is Finding Nemo because we Need- Mo money to fund our programs. Feel free to have fun and dress up like characters when heading down for the day.
Each Advocacy Day starts at 10 am at the United Churches located across the street from the capitol. Each Advocacy Day begins with an hour briefing at 10:00 in the morning. The briefing includes: Special speakers, information on current issues, tips for success, options to advocate during the day:, meetings with legislators, attending hearings, writing and delivering messages to legislators, and you may get a chance to participate in a rally on the steps.
Every year there are bills that effect the DD community. When you come to Advocacy Day in 2020 you will have a chance to talk to legislators about theses bills. Click the following link to see the 2020 Bills of Interest
2020 Town-hall Meetings: We have officially reached the midway point for this year's legislative session. Your legislator may be having a townhall in your area soon to give you an update on what's happening in your district ! Type in your address to see what your legislators are up to.
Presidential Primary March 10th! For the first time, Washington’s presidential primary election will matter for voters of both parties. Unlike in years past super delegates will not determine which presidential candidates will win Washington state’s delegates to the Democratic National Convention. This year everyone gets a vote! If you have not received your ballot contact theWashington Secretary of State Elections. Ballots must be returned by March 10th!