2017 NAMI Lobby Day - February 20th, 2017


The 2017 NAMI Lobby Day will begin at Temple Beth Hatfiloh in Olympia, WA at 8:30 AM. Our morning program will include a light-continental breakfast, followed by our program. We will hear from DSHS Secretary Lashway, and the move into our Lobby Skills Training. During our training, information will be presented about NAMI Washington's 2017 Legislative Priorities, as well as the specific bills we will be focusing on during legislative visits (links to the 2017 Legislative Priorities and the talking points for each bill are below), along with lobbying tips and an opportunity to meet in your legislative district groups and practise. We will leave the Temple around 10:45 and head to the Capitol Campus for appointment. Lunch will be available in Rm. 112 of the Legislative Building at 12:15 PM. For specific questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2017 Legislative Priorities and NAMI Day Bills:

2017 Legislative Priorities

Modifying the language of Washington's Patient Privacy Law (HB1477/SB5400)

Children's Mental Health Legislation (HB1713/SB5763, HB1621, HB1377)

Involuntary Treatment Act Standard Change (HB1259)

Dynamic Fiscal Impact (SB5443/HB1960)

Fully Funding a Comprehensive Behavioral Health System in Washington 


Schedule and Location:

Location: Temple Beth Hatfiloh - 201 8th Ave SE and the Legislative Building (on Campus), Room 112

  • 8:30 am - 9:00 am - Arrival and Continental Breakfast (Temple Beth Hatfiloh)
  • 9:00 am - 10:30 am - Issues and Advocacy Training (Temple Beth Hatfiloh)
  • 10:45 am - 3:00 pm - Legislative Visits
  • 12:30 pm - Legislative Luncheon Reception in Room 112

Check out our work during the 2016 Legislative Session Below

2016 Legislative Priorities

Protect Access to Quality Mental Health Services

Improve the Quality of Life for People Living with Mental Illness and Decriminalize Mental Illness

Ensure the Fiscal Sustainability of a Quality Mental Health Care System

NAMI Day 2016 was a tremendous success with over 145 mental health advocates joining us from around the state.  Our efforts will continue through the entire legislative session, and if you would like to receive our Mental Health Action Alerts email Lauren at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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