Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

Kansas Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • March 15, 2016
  • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612

Registration

  • Standard registration for consumers, family members, providers and advocates to attend advocacy events - including briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions and legislative appointments.
  • Special registration for Legislative Grassroots Advocates to attend advocacy events - including Legislator Luncheon, informational briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions and legislative appointments. Legislative Grassroots Advocates are also entitled to travel reimbursement for mileage.

Please register separately for each individual who will attend.
Registration is closed

ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 

ADVOCACY DAY IS CLOSED

PARTICIPANTS MAY REGISTER ON-SITE 

IN THE CAPITOL ON MARCH 15TH

Join fellow consumers, family members, providers and advocates to learn about current mental health policy and budget issues and to educate our Kansas Legislators.  The most important part of your day will be meeting with your representative and senator. All participants in Advocacy Day should schedule appointments ahead of time in order to meet with their legislators while in Topeka.  

See Details of Advocacy Day at this link.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

Note: KMHC has scheduled activities to make your day at the Capitol memorable and rewarding.  Please prioritize meeting with your legislators over these activities.

8:30 a.m. - Noon   Registration and continuous informational briefings - State Capitol Visitors Center

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  Exhibits - State Capitol, First Floor Rotunda

10:30 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.   Mental Health Advocacy Rally  - State Capitol, South Apron outside

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

Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch for Legislative District Advocates* and Legislators (This Event is By Invitation Only) - 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, whether it is in their office or in the hallway is the most important part of the day.

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



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.



(c) Kansas Mental Health Coalition, P.O. Box 4103, Topeka, KS  66604-0103         785-969-1617

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