Advocacy Day 2021
JOIN US  for our first
VIRTUAL Advocacy Day
April 12-14, 2021

 

Advocacy Day is when over 200 NAMI Mass supporters come together to raise our voices!

 

 
Adjusting to the realities of COVID-19 has led us to a new virtual format for Advocacy “Day”. 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. You can learn more about this year’s priorities here.

 

Registration is closed.
If you are registered, you will receive two emails April 9 or 10 with links to
  • Monday’s speaker program (which will be available on Facebook live & replay)
  • Tuesday’s training program
  • A link to the meeting with your legislator (one for Senator, one for Rep)
  • Wed social hour 4-5 pm

These emails will also include fact sheets, legislative agenda and supporting materials.

Want to see the speaker program? It’s open to all on Facebook.

 

Questions? email advocacy@namimass.org
Day 1: Monday April 12th – 11:00 am – 12:30 pm live on Zoom. Available for replay same day on Facebook (optional).
We are delighted to welcome our speakers –
  • Dr. Mathieu Bermingham, President, NAMI Mass Board of Directors
  • Rep. Brandy Fluker Oakley, representing the 12th Suffolk District
  • Sen. Julian Cyr, representing the Cape & Islands
  • Sgt. Din Jenkins, Stoughton PD
  • Evan Rockefeller, IOOV presenter & director on the  NAMI Mass Board
  • Monica Luke, Advocacy Chair, NAMI Mass Board of Directors
Day 2: Tuesday April 13th  –  Drop in time live on Zoom  (optional)
11:00 am – 12:15 pm  – How to tell your story in 2 minutes and capture your legislator’s attention
NAMI Mass staff will train our advocates using the NAMI Smarts approach to connecting with your legislator. In addition to training and examples, you will have time to plan and practice your two minute story.

 

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
Look for your invitation to a breakout room to connect with other advocates meeting with your legislators. We will help you plan the meeting to ensure everyone has a chance to speak and communicate our legislative priorities.
Day 3: Wednesday April 14th
 
Requests for meetings with legislators is in progress. We will be providing you with the online meeting link as appointments are confirmed. In some cases, you may receive an invitation directly from your legislator. Consider that confirmation of your appointment.

 

No later than, April 12th, we will send you two emails to confirm your appointments and provide online meeting links, as well as legislative materials to support your meetings.

 

1:00 pm
  • Meet virtually with your Senator (30 mins)
 
2:00 pm
  • Meet virtually with your Representative (30 mins)
 
4:00-5:00 pm Advocates Social Hour (optional)– live on Zoom
  • Drop in with other NAMI Mass Advocates to talk about the events of the day(s) or any other topic.