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Mental Health Advocacy Day at the General Assembly: January 20th, 2014

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

Join us in Richmond at the General Assembly for Mental Health Advocacy Day on Monday, January 20th, 2014


Join NAMI Virginia, Voices for Virginia’s Children, the Campaign for Children’s Mental Health and the Coalition for Virginians with Mental Disabilities as we advocate for mental health at the Virginia General Assembly.  Your participation can really make a difference! We will provide talking points and advocacy tips– we just need you to come to Richmond and be willing to talk with your legislators. Not sure who they are? You can look them up online: click on “Who’s My Legislator?” at the top of the page.


Monday, January 20, 2014 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We will be meeting at the General Assembly Building (1000 Bank Street Richmond, Virginia), at the 5th Floor West Conference Room. Please arrive between 9:00 and 9:30 am.


  • Legislative breakfast (legislators invited to attend and speak)

  • Training on the basics of talking to your legislators effectively including one pagers and talking points

  • Lobby your legislators (no experience necessary)

  • Meet other mental health advocates, be visible for mental health, and put a face on the issues we all care about


Register today! http://tinyurl.com/advocacyday2014


Nicky Zamostny- NAMI Virginia, Mswintern.namiva@gmail.com 804-285-8264 ext. 209

Ashley Everette – Voices for Virginia’s Children: Ashley@vakids.org 804-649-0184 ext. 26

Check out our flyer:  Advocacy Day Flyer 2014

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