Action on the Square: 
A Mental Health Advocacy Day

Thursday, may 4th


Wisconsin state capitol
2 E. main Street
Madison, wi 53703




action on the square Agenda

Click here to view review the issues in advance. 

brunch and morning program:

10:00-10:30     Check in, networking, grab buffet-style brunch at leisure
10:30-10:45     Housekeeping/agenda
10:45-11:00     Welcome address
                          Speaker: Representative Ballweg
11:00-11:30- Issue briefing
                          Speaker: Crystal Hester- Advocacy Coordinator, NAMI Wisconsin
11:30-12:00- NAMI Smarts
                           Speaker: Sita Diehl- Director of Policy and Advocacy, NAMI


12:00-12:15     Walk to State Street (upper sidewalk) for rally at Wisconsin State Capitol
12:15-1:00       Rally on the Capitol steps
                            Speakers: Taylor Dempsey (NAMI UW), Taylor Iwaszko (NAMI UW), Chris                                         Keenan (NAMI Wisconsin Consumer Council and Board of Directors), Tamra                                   Oman (Advocate), Representative Paul Tittl (Chair of the Assembly Mental                                     Health Committee), and Senator Lena Taylor (Member of Joint Finance                                           Committee) 

Legislative visits

1:00-3:00          Meetings with legislators

Cancellations: Please remember that appointments with your legislators have already been set up for you. If you are unable to attend Action on the Square and need to cancel, please call the NAMI Wisconsin office immediately at (608) 268-6000. These meetings are a direct representation of NAMI Wisconsin so it crucial that you show up to any scheduled meetings. 

Transportation: This event is located in downtown Madison which means limited parking is available. Click here to view parking ramp options in the area. If you are from the Madison area, we recommend looking into the Madison Metro Transit System to make your transportation more convenient. With any questions, feel free to call the NAMI Wisconsin office at (608) 268-6000. 


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