Kansas Mental
Health Coalition

2018 Kansas Mental Health Advocacy Day

  • March 13, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Kansas State Capitol, 300 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612

Registration

  • Standard registration for individual consumers, family members, providers and advocates to attend advocacy events - including briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions.

    Please provide as much contact information as possible for each group guest.
  • Standard registration for individual consumers, family members, providers and advocates to attend advocacy events - including briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions, and meetings with elected officials.
  • Special Advocacy Day registration for KMHC District Advocates to attend events - including Legislator Luncheon, informational briefing, rally, exhibits, legislative sessions and legislative appointments. KMHC District Advocates are also entitled to travel reimbursement for mileage. There is a separate registration link for joining to Grassroots Advocacy Network and the District Advocate Training Events.

Please register separately for each individual who will attend.
Register

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.  You will receive more information after registering.  

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 - 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

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.

Noon - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch for KMHC 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.

*KMHC District Advocates are part of the KMHC Grassroots Advocacy Network.  Check out the web pageto 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. 


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

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