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Reproductive Health and Rights Lobby Day 2014
Reproductive Health and Rights Lobby Day 2014
Face to face. In person. You and your lawmaker.
Monday, February 3, 2014
Together we can win.
Attention: Busses are FULL! When you register, please indicate if you need to form a carpool and contact email@example.com to arrange this.
Lobby Day FAQ:
What issues will we be working on?
Our priority is and has always been to protect reproductive freedom in Washington State.
To do this we need to make sure a woman has the freedom to make decisions about her health care! This includes making sure her insurance coverage covers abortion. This is why we need to pass the Reproductive Parity Act! Washington women need the freedom and privacy to make health care decisions that are right for themselves and their families. The RPA leaves a woman's decision about her pregnancy with her and her family - not at the whim of her insurance company.
After you register to attend lobby day, you can count on us to keep you up to date on all the issues that we will be working on this legislative session - from proactive solutions to barriers to reproductive health care to stopping anti-choice bills in their tracks.
How do I get to Lobby Day?
Optional round-trip bus transportation is available in Western Washington with stops in Bellingham, Mount Vernon, Everett, Seattle, Tacoma, Vancouver, and Centralia.
Optional round-trip bus transportation is also available in Eastern and Central Washington with stops in Spokane and Ellensburg.
A $5 fee* both reserves your seat and helps us mitigate transportation costs. The bus is a great low-stress way to travel and mingle with other Lobby Day attendees. You are also welcome to drive on your own, or we can help you facilitate a carpool.
You can select your travel preference when you register.
*While the bus reservation fee helps mitigate the cost of transportation, no one will be turned away for lack of funds, and participants have the option of covering additional bus tickets for those who need assistance.
Is there training available?
Yes! Several training sessions will be conducted around the state in the weeks leading up to Lobby Day. We strongly recommend that you attend a training to meet other activists, learn the basics of state government, hear the very latest update on the issues we will be lobbying for, and gain skills in effective lobbying. In previous years, advocates have reported feeling better prepared for lobbying and better informed on the issues after they attending a training - and they have appreciated getting to know their fellow activists before the big day! You can sign up for your preferred training date, time and location when you register.
What do Team Captains do?
Each legislative district will need a Team Captain to help guide their group. This person works with their local community organizer to make sure the team is prepared for lobbying, leads the group to their appointments, and ensures everyone feels comfortable throughout the day. Team Captains are typically constituents from the district they are leading. They usually have lobbied before or have experience volunteering with NARAL Pro-Choice Washington, and their help is invaluable to us! If you are interested in being a Team Captain, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll provide you with extra training, Lobby Day logistics information, and loads of thanks.
What if the weather is bad?
Rain, shine, sleet or snow...Unless the Capitol is closed, Lobby Day will go on! Please dress in layers, prepared for rain and/or the cold and a fair amount of walking. If there are any changes to Lobby Day that will affect you, we will notify you promptly. You will also receive contact information for an organizer at NARAL Pro-Choice Washington for support with any questions or concerns.
What if my lawmaker is anti-choice? Whatís the point?
Your legislators need to hear from you whether they are as pro-choice as they come or they stand in fierce opposition to a woman's right to decide. In fact, if YOU donít tell them why you as their constituent are pro-choice, then you can assume they are only hearing from anti-choice constituents. It also makes a POWERFUL STATEMENT when constituents from every district in the Washington visit the Capitol together.
How can I stay updated?
We send regular updates about Lobby Day, as well as other info and events, to all registered Lobby Day attendees. We will follow up with you individually as soon as youíve registered to make sure we have the best contact information for you. So, register now so you don't miss a minute of the action!
Thanks for considering joining us for this important event. Itís the people who participate whose voices are heard. YOU can make all the difference!
If you have any questions, please e-mail Tiffany Hankins: email@example.com.