Action on the Hill is a day to spread awareness about mental health, learn about current legislative issues and, most of all, tell your elected officials what people affected by mental illness need to thrive!
Action on the Hill will take place the day before the Annual Conference 2015 in Madison, WI. Learn more about the Annual Conference 2015
Who can attend?
Anyone who cares deeply about mental health, no advocacy experience needed.
What does it cost?
There is no cost for NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference attendees (April 24-25th). There is a $10 fee for other attendees, a direct donation to NAMI Wisconsin. If the fee poses a financial hardship, please let us know and we will work with you. The public rally is free.
How do I sign up?
NAMI Wisconsin Annual Conference attendees must pre-register for Action on the Hill when they fill out their conference registration form (Download a Conference registration form or Register online). People not attending the conference must register for Action on the Hill separately (see below). Update: Registration is now closed. However, please join our rally at 12:00 pm Thursday, April 23rd on the capitol steps (state street side)! Please call NAMI WI with questions.
What are the Issues?
- NAMI Wisconsin legislative priorities overview
- Stigma Reduction handout
- Grassroots Empowerment Project (GEP) position paper on Peer-Run Respites
- Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Supported Employment handout
- Criminal Justice Diversion & Reintegration Support handout
- Access to Affordable Healthcare handout
Snapshot of the Day
Rally on the Capitol Steps, State St. side! Join mental health advocates in a rousing call to action. Free & open to the public. Location: Wisconsin State Capitol.
Issue Briefing/Lunch: Lunch will be available during this time. Learn about current issues from expert speakers. Remember, no advocacy experience needed. Location: Best Western Inn on the Park, 22 S. Carroll St, Madison, WI 53703. Learn about NAMI Wisconsin's 2015 Legislative Priorities.
Meetings with legislators! When you pre-register for Action on the Hill, NAMI Wisconsin will arrange meetings for you within this timeframe. We will contact you with your meeting information. Location: Wisconsin State Capitol.