Advocacy Day: Budget Overview
Every Wednesday, January 24 through March 7, is Advocacy Day for The Arcs in Washington. Each week has a different theme, but you can engage with legislators on any issue you want.
The theme for February 28, 2018, is Budget Overview.
Creating a supplemental budget is the one thing legislators are required to do during this legislative session. Our services may go in as a line item in the budget or as a proviso. It is important that you educate your legislators about the needs of people with developmental disabilities. Learn what services and supports are proposed for cuts or increases and what you can do to help.
We will meet at United Churches of Olympia, 110 11th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98501, at 10 am for a briefing before heading to the Capitol Campus.
Times noted for this event are typical for attendees; you can come as early or stay as late as you want. We encourage you to attend a hearing or work session while you are in Olympia. You should also plan to stop by the offices of your state representatives and state senator to let them know what bills you support.
See below for website links to daily legislative agendas and legislator contact information.
Please note: Hearing agendas can be updated daily, with bills being added or dropped at the last minute.
NOTE: If you want to request a meeting with your elected leader, you MUST request it in advance, typically 2 or more weeks ahead of time. Availability of legislators to meet one-on-one with constituents during the legislative session is limited, though staff may have more flexibility. If they can't meet, ask if there is a town hall that they are hosting. This is another great way to connect.