NAMI Massachusetts Advocacy Day
April 4th – 6th, 2022

Registration is required for meetings with legislators.

No need to register to attend the speaker program.
(also no Facebook account needed)

Join us to advocate for Behavioral Health Crisis Service System Reform!

Advocacy Day is when over 200 NAMI Mass supporters come together to raise our voices. This year we will host the event in 90-120 min segments over 3 days. Please note that you do not need to attend all of the parts of the event to be a successful advocate. Register here!

 

Read this year’s Fact Sheet here.

If you attended NAMI Smarts training, please join the practice session on March 30th. Registration information below.
Missed the March training? Sign up for Advocacy Day and join us on April 5th as noon.
Advocacy Day Agenda
Monday, April 4th:  11 am – 1 pm

Join us for our speaker program which will be available “live” on Facebook (and also for replay – no account needed).

We are pleased to share our list of speakers

Opening remarks by Annabel Lane, President of the Board of Directors, NAMI Massachusetts. Monica Luke, NAMI Mass Board member will emcee.

Tuesday, April 5th

11 – 11:45 am –  Planning meetings for connecting with legislators

12 – 1:30 pm – NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Storytelling training

Wednesday, April 6th

We are making appointments with legislators for those who register

1 pm – Meet with your Senator

2 pm – Meet with your Representative

4 pm- Join us for a Social Hour on Zoom

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy: Sharing Your Story
Attend  training during Advocacy Day

Learn how to tell your story in 2 minutes and capture your legislator’s attention. This NAMI Smarts for Advocacy workshop will guide participants through writing and delivering concise and compelling personal stories that have an “ask”.

Tuesday, April 5, 12-1:30 pm (as part of Advocacy Day)  Register

NAMI Smarts for Advocacy Practice Session – Wednesday, March 30th

If you’ve attended the NAMI Smarts for Advocacy: Sharing Your Story training and would like more time to practice your story with others, trainers will be available on March 30th from 4 – 7 pm. Register

Contact us to learn more about Advocacy Day:
Cristina Abbattista
Policy Coordinator
617-286-7623
cabbattista@namimass.org