Thursday, February 20, 2020
Training starts at 10:00 am
Rally on the steps at 2:00 pm
Meet with Legislators
RL-Red Lion Hotel
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502
RALLY ON THE STEPS, MEET WITH LEGISLATORS
WA State Capitol Campus
416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98504
Dress for the weather and WEAR RED!
You can participate regardless of immigration or citizenship status.
A boxed lunch will be provided at no cost.
Every family will receive a Parent Leadership Participation Subsidy of $50.00 (one subsidy per family).
call or text 425-917-7759 or 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.
Request brochures here (available in six languages)
Advocacy Day FAQs
Advocacy Day FAQs Spanish
What to Expect
Advocacy Day has three parts:
You'll learn about the issues 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!
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.
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.
Advocacy Day Poster: English Spanish
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What is Advocacy and Advocacy Day:
English: PowerPoint PDF
Spanish: PowerPoint PDF
How to Participate:
Plan Your Transportation:
Take a bus - we have three options to hop on Charter Buses:
- Westfield/South Center Target (301 Strander Blvd Tukwila, WA) Pick up at 8:00 am and Drop off 4:30 pm
- The Commons at Federal Way (1928 S Commons at I-5 Exit 143, Federal Way, WA) Pick up at 8:15 am and Drop off at 4:15 pm
- Lakewood Town Center (5618 Lakewood Town Ctr Blvd SW Lakewood, WA) Pick up at 8:45 am and Drop off at 3:35 pm
Self-Transport by driving your car or carpooling
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 Parent Leadership Participation Subsidy Request form.
Driving Directions to Red Lion Hotel
Driving Directions from Red Lion Hotel to Capitol Campus
Parking at the Capitol Campus
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