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NAMI Iowa’s Annual Day on the Hill
March 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Advocates from all over Iowa will gather together to stand for a more accessible, just, and effective mental healthcare system in Iowa.
Day on the Hill Agenda
8:30-10:00 a.m.: Check In/Registration Opens
8:45-9:45 am How to Lobby: Advocacy Training for First-Time Advocates (This session is geared for those new to advocacy. You’ll learn the basics: how to navigate the Iowa State Capitol, how to find and connect with legislators representing your home district, how to tell your story, and how to structure your message. Seasoned advocates may choose to skip this session and join us at 10:00 a.m.)
9:45-10:00 a.m.: Break
10:00-10:15 a.m.: Welcome, Overview of NAMI Iowa 2023 Legislative Priorities, Grassroots Advocacy
10:15-11:30 a.m.: Panel Discussion: Children’s Mental Health Policy
11:30- 12:30 p.m.: Panel Discussion: Iowa’s Mental Health Workforce
12:30-1:15 p.m.: Lunch
1:00-1:30 p.m.: Buses to Capitol
1:15-3:30 p.m.: Lobbying at Capitol
3:20 p.m.: Group photo on grand staircase inside Capitol
3:30-4:00 p.m.: Buses to Holiday Inn
3:45-4:15 p.m.: Dessert and Debriefing
If you can’t make it to NAMI Iowa Day on the Hill on March 7, there are still lots of ways to get involved. Sign up to receive our Legislative Updates, sent weekly during the Iowa legislative session. We look forward to advocating with you!