Kansas Mental
Health Coalition




Mental Health Advocacy Day
           Thursday 
 March 14, 2019             

 Individual and Group Registration

Exhibitor Registration 

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

8:30 a.m. - Noon   Registration - State Capitol Visitors Center

8:30 a.m. - Informational Briefings - will be repeated every 20 - 30 minutes - State Capitol -Visitors Center Auditorium

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Exhibits - State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda  Click here for Exhibitor Registration

10:30 a.m. -  11:00 a.m.   Mental Health Advocacy Rally  - State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda

11:00 a.m. - Session of the Kansas House of Representatives -group will watch the House session from the gallery.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Legislative Lunch  - State Capitol, First Floor North Wing

2:30 p.m. - Session of the Kansas Senate -group will watch the Senate session from the gallery.

Ongoing Activities for all participants:

Legislative Appointments - meeting with your legislators is the most important part of the day.  Meetings may take place in the hallways or legislative offices.  Appointments must be made in advance.  Not all legislators will be available for meetings.

Legislative Committees - choose from among multiple committee meetings to view legislative workings up close.

Please schedule your appointments with legislators before you come to Topeka - assistance is available through your registration.

*KMHC District Advocates are part of the KMHC Grassroots Advocacy Network.  Check out the web page to learn more about becoming a volunteer District Advocate.

NOTE:  Members of the public must enter the Capitol at the north entrance and pass through security screening.  Drop-off is allowed at the north entrance. Parking is difficult downtown, so allow plenty of time.

  JOIN THE GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY NETWORK TO BECOME A LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT ADVOCATE

*Legislative District Advocates are the heart and soul of the Kansas Voices for Mental Health: Grassroots Advocacy Network.  

*They are our Kansas Voices for Mental Health

*The March 13 training event has been postponed.  Please let us know if you are interested in attending in the future and we will work to establish a new training date. 

 Position Description for KMHC District Advocates

Volunteer to be KMHC District Advocate Here





 Join fellow consumers, family members, providers and advocates to learn about current mental health policy and budget issues and to educate our Kansas Legislators!  

See below for separate registration information for Advocacy Training and how to become a KMHC District Advocate.

Please make appointments now with your Representative and Senator to meet with them when you come to Topeka. 

Click  here for step by step guide for making appointments and meeting with legislators.  

They need to hear your perspective and concerns about mental health issues in Kansas.


REGISTRATION

INFORMATION

  • There is no registration fee. 
  • Click above to register and to ensure that you receive the latest updates.    
  • Legislative District Advocates with the Grassroots Advocacy Network who pre-register for Advocacy Day will be invited to lunch with legislators and will be eligible for a travel stipend to cover fuel costs to Topeka.
  • Everyone is encouraged to participate in Advocacy Day regardless of affiliation with the Grassroots Advocacy Network.  
  • See the section to the left for details about joining the Grassroots Advocacy Network as a District Advocate.





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