Action on the Square:
A Mental Health Advocacy Day
Thursday, May 4th, 2017
Wisconsin State Capitol
2 E. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
Action on the Square is a day to spread awareness about mental health, learn about current legislative issues, and tell your elected officials what people affected by mental illness need to thrive!
WHO CAN ATTEND?
Anyone who cares deeply about mental health can attend Action on the Square! No previous advocacy experiences are required.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE EVENT?
Action on the Square is a jammed packed afternoon full of advocacy.
- 10AM-11AM Registration and Networking. Meet and mingle with consumers, family members, and community leaders from around the state who share your passion for mental health advocacy!
- 11AM-12PM Issue Briefing/Brunch. Brunch foods will be available to all attendees. Learn about current issues from expert speakers. Receive tips for meeting with legislators. Remember, no advocacy experience required.
- 12PM-1PM Rally on the Capitol Steps. Join members of the Wisconsin State Legislature and mental health advocates in a rousing call to action. The rally is free and open to the public. However, we would like to get an estimate head count so please let us know if you intend to be there.
- 1PM-3PM Meetings with your legislators. When you pre-register for Action on the Square, NAMI Wisconsin will arrange meetings for you. We will contact you with your meeting information.
what does it cost?
The registration fee for this event is $10. This includes brunch, meetings with your legislators, and a rally on the Wisconsin State Capitol steps. If the fee poses a financial hardship for you, please let us know and we will work with you.
WHEN IS THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER?
The deadline to register for Action on the Square is April 28th, 2017. However, you must register prior to April 1sts, 2017 to ensure a meeting with your legislator. If you haven't registered by April 6th, please call the NAMI Wisconsin office at (608) 268-6000.
WE HOPE YOU JOIN US IN TAKING
ACTION ON THE SQUARE FOR MENTAL HEALTH!
Contact our Advocacy Coordinator at email@example.com with any questions. Thank you!