Every year during the Washington State legislative session we host a statewide day of policy advocacy and action! Participants learn about budget and policy issues that impact survivors of domestic violence and connect with the legislators who represent them. This event is always a powerful way our community comes together to make a big impact for survivors of abuse!
2021 Advocacy Day
Join us as we advocate for domestic violence survivors and their families in Washington State! This year’s advocacy day is virtual, but this past year has taught us that connection is more important than ever. We can’t wait to connect with you to share how we’re advocating for survivors this year and how you can get involved.
We’ll kick-off our day with a webinar from 9-11am where you will hear our policy priorities and learn about ways to take action from home. If you do not have interpretation requests and do not want to meet with your legislators, you have no registration deadline.
Optional legislative appointments are from 12-4pm. Legislative appointments will be virtual 15-minute meetings with other attendees in your district. Legislative staff generally set the appointments the week of, which is why we are asking you to hold 12-4pm. Our goal is to set up a meeting with all three of your district’s legislators or their staffers (1 Senator, 2 Representatives). We cannot guarantee a meeting with all of your legislators, but will do our very best! If you want to meet with your legislators, please register by January 28, 2021 and indicate below.
This is a lobbying event; you will not receive training hours for attending.
Federal Advocacy Days
We participate annually in the National Network to End Domestic Violence’s Advocacy Days. These take place every June in Washington, D.C., and are an opportunity for us to join state coalitions from across the country to advance a collective agenda for survivors of abuse.