Advocacy Update for 5/29/18: NAMI CAN Reviews Important Bills plus a Day of Capitol Advocacy
NAMI California’s NAMI CAN Advocacy Telephone Webinar for May.
Earlier today, NAMI California advocacy organizers updated participants about 1) important bills currently moving through the state legislature and 2) discussed the June 19th “Bebe Moore Campbell National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month” Capitol Advocacy Day (NMMHAM).
To participate in NAMI’s NMMHAM Advocacy Day you must apply, but you don’t have to be a NAMI member and it’s free to participate. (There is a limited amount of money for travel expenses available via NAMI California.) This is an exciting opportunity to learn a lot about how to advocate effectively with your elected representatives.
As specific bills come to key votes in the assembly or the senate, we will send out our action alerts. These alerts will give you information about each bill, explain NAMI’s position on this bill, why we are asking you to contact your representative, and what we think are important points to make with your representatives.. It’s best if you can learn a little something about your reps in advance. Do you know who your state representatives are? Find them here.
Policy and funding can have a major effect on whether you or your loved one can easily get needed treatment or therapy and if you can get it in a timely and affordable manner. Make sure your voice is heard. Don’t miss any of our informative Updates or Action Alerts. Sign up for NAMI Glendale’s Action Network.
NAMI Smarts for Advocacy teaches individuals how to better tell their own story of mental illness as a family member or as someone coping with these debilitating symptoms. This teacher training is for NAMI members who have attended a NAMI Smarts Training and successfully completed at least one module. See the application form for more information.