Lobby days are a great way to learn about the issues and meet your legislators. Our Legislators need to hear our concerns and the most effective lobbying is a personal visit from a constituent.
In the past, we have encouraged Friends attendance at the Washington Association of Churches Advocacy Day, however, due to the construction at the Capitol, they are not doing one this year. The following is a great link to a listing of Lobby Days sponsored by various organizations and prepared by Policy Watch:http://depts.washington.edu/sswweb/policyw/2003LobbyDays.html. If you are planning on attending any of these events, let our lobbyist, Alan Mountjoy-Venning (360-556-2584) know, and he will be happy to talk with you and/or meet with you.
Friends have been invited to participate in the Lutheran Public Policy Office’s Lutheran Advocacy Day, Wednesday, March 12, 2003 in Olympia, Washington. They have been great allies in our efforts concerning revenue and budget concerns and their impact on human services.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1515 Harrison Ave NW, Olympia. $10 is the suggested donation for lunch, which is provided, and materials.
Meeting with your representatives and/or senator is an important part of this event. You may make your own appointment by calling the legislative hotline, 800-562-6000 or Alan Mountjoy-Venning can make an appointment for you. If you schedule your own meeting, please try to schedule them between 12:30 and 2:00 p.m and let us know.
Legislative Committee Clerk
Use http://dfind.leg.wa.gov/dfinder.cfm to find out who your legislators are. Go tohttp://www.leg.wa.gov/wsladm/ses.htm for extensive online information on legislators, legislation, our State Constitution and existing state law, among many other things.
How to Contact Your Legislators:
Call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-562-6000 or
Write your Senator and representatives at:
PO Box 4048
Olympia, WA 98504-0482
PO Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98504-0600
On the web at: http://www.leg.wa.gov/ follow the link to the Senate or House, and click on your member’s name to get their e-mail address.
If you have questions, please contact Alan Mountjoy-Venning, FCWPP Lobbyist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 360-556-2584.