Welcome to the 2017 Advocacy Days in Olympia. We are excited to have you join us.
Advocacy Days are designed to help you connect with your elected leaders and influence legislation to improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities and their families. Each “advocacy Wednesday” in Olympia starts at 10 am in with a legislative briefing. Some of the days also have additional events scheduled. If you ride our shuttles, your day in Olympia ends at 3 pm.
Whether you ride a shuttle with The Arc of King County or drive on your own, please sign up first and check in with us once there so we can update you on bills and help you find your way around campus. We’re also happy to help set up meetings with your legislators or their staff.
Advocacy Days start February 1 and run weekly through April 4. The morning legislative briefings are held at The United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (across the street from the Capitol).
• You can find The Arc of Washington’s weekly schedule and advocacy guides here. http://arcwa.org/index.php/takeaction/washingtonstate/advocacy_day
• You can download the Hot Tips for Legislative Advocates https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hEEqU2ik6fxt5cwi45FFix9TSDRc552xSRflTqsqJpY/edit?usp=sharing
SHUTTLES:Thanks to a partnership with the City of Federal Way we are extending service and are offering shuttles for seven dates. We will be running two shuttles, one each from Seattle and Federal Way. Each shuttle has 15 seats and can accommodate a wheelchair.
• February 8,15, and 22• March 8,15, 22 and 29
You must sign up in advance. If we can’t fill a shuttle, we may need to cancel.
• Seattle pick up: Please arrive by 7:30 a.m. at The Arc of King County offices as 233 6th Avenue N., Seattle, WA 98109. • Federal Way pick up: Please arrive by 8 a.m. at 2210 S 320th St, Federal Way, WA (near the old Outback Steakhouse off I-5)
Shuttles will depart from Olympia at 3 pm. Depending on traffic, they should arrive in Federal Way around 4 pm and Seattle around 4:30 pm.
Questions? Please contact Martin Moore, Advocacy & Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 206-578-3108,or Cathy Murahahsi, Family Engagement Coordinator for the King County Parent and Family Coalition, at email@example.com, 206-829-7039.