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Advocacy Day



Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Olympia, WA



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Training starts at 10:00 a.m.
Meet with legislators: 12:30 p.m.
Rally on the steps: 2:15 p.m.

Red Lion Hotel
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

WA State Capitol Campus
416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98504


Bus Stops
Southcenter Target
(park near the road)

Pick up: 8:00 a.m.   Drop off: 4:30 p.m.

Federal Way/S 320th St Park & Ride
(32320 23rd Ave S - between Commons Mall and I-5, NOT the transit structure)
Pick up: 8:15 a.m.   Drop off: 4:15 p.m.

Lakewood Target
(park behind store)
Pick up: 8:45 a.m.   Drop off: 3:45 p.m.

**The buses are unable to carry any children due to lack of car seats and appropriate seatbelts. If parent(s) would like their child(ren) to attend Advocacy Day with them, they will need to arrange other transportation. Remember that this is a long day for children.


Dress for the weather and WEAR RED!

You can participate regardless of immigration or citizenship status.

A boxed lunch will be provided.

A child care subsidy is available to parents to pay someone to watch their child so that they can attend Advocacy Day. A mileage subsidy is available to those parents that drive themselves.


Lori Pittman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
425-917-7759 / 253-778-7759


By attending Advocacy Day, attendees are aware that photo and/or video of them may be used on agency-related websites, newsletters, and/or print materials and promotions associated with Advocacy Day and/or Puget Sound ESD.

By riding an Advocacy Day bus, riders assume all associated risks and liability.

Request brochures here (available in six languages)


"Transportation Updates" brochure panels:
English   Spanish   Amharic   Arabic   Somali   Vietnamese


What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is the act of educating in favor of something, such as your child, a cause, an idea, a policy, or a law.

There are 3 levels of parent advocacy:

Participation: Being present and starting relationships

Using your voice: Start to communicate your needs, desires, and dreams

Formal advocacy: Use the first two levels of advocacy and take action, usually using an official process


What to Expect
Advocacy Day has three parts:

Advocacy Training
You'll learn about the issues that the legislature is discussing and will be voting on. You'll also learn advocacy skills to use later in the day and later in life!

Meet with your Legislators
With other parents from your community and legislative district, you'll meet with your legislators at the Capitol campus to share how early learning has supported your child, family, and community.

Rally on the Capitol steps!
Everyone meets on the Capitol steps to show our support for Early Learning! Parents and legislators speak to the crowd. Because early learning is so important, news stations and papers may cover the event.


Advocacy Day Poster:  English   Spanish

What is Advocacy and Advocacy Day:
PowerPoint   PDF
   Spanish:   PowerPoint   PDF


Information for those driving themselves to Olympia:
Parents, when you arrive, there will be a packet for you on your district table. Be sure to turn in your completed Child Care and Mileage Subsidy Request form.

Driving Directions to Red Lion Hotel

Driving Directions from Red Lion Hotel to Capitol Campus

Parking at the Capitol Campus




 This event is sponsored by the Washington State Association (WSA) of Head Start & ECEAP - www.wsaheadstarteceap.comere