February 21, 2019
Please join the League of Women Voters of Washington and Fix Democracy First in Olympia on February 21,2019 from 9am to 4pm.
MEET YOUR LEGISLATORS
On that day we will be meeting with legislators to advocate for bills that expand opportunities to vote, promote more representative election systems, empower disenfranchised communities, reduce the influence of special interest money and strengthen government ethics. Meet with your legislators, receive hands-on advocacy training, and connect with like-minded advocates and members from across the state. Your participation has a direct impact.
HOME BASE FOR OUR ACTIVITIES
We have secured the Columbia Room in the Legislative Building. That means we will have a “home base” for the entire day where you can leave personal belongings and stop by to rest and enjoy refreshments in between appointments.
LUNCH PROVIDED - PLEASE CHIP IN
We are inviting those who are able to chip in $10 per person to help cover the costs of the room and the refreshments, though payment is not required and we do not want anyone to miss the day due to lack of resources. We would also ask you to consider sponsoring other attendees by donating more than $10.
We will provide training on critical democracy issues in Washington and how to effectively advocate with your legislator. We will set up meetings with your legislators as well as to help those who would like to testify in committee. No need to be an expert in these policy issues as we will provide the training you need to speak comfortably with your lawmakers that day. Just bring your passion for democracy and a readiness to learn how to take action!
The agenda and meeting schedule will go out in January once we know the committee schedules.
Once you register, you will receive additional information regarding the exact schedule for the day, carpooling opportunities, parking, and other details. The organizers are making appointments with individual legislators, so you will not not need to do that on your own.
CAN YOU HELP PLAN?
If you are interested in helping to plan this event or have questions please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.