ANNOUNCING: 2020 Advocacy Day & Rally
Updated: Jan 23, 2020
This year we have worked to redo the structure and function of Advocacy Day so social workers and social work students can more effectively lobby their representatives and further explore modes of legislative power. THIS YEAR'S FORMAT HAS BEEN ALTERED SIGNIFICANTLY—please read full details below for the day's events.
2020 ADVOCACY DAY & RALLY: Thursday, April 2, 2020
Time: TBA closer to event date--dependent on meeting times with legislators
Staging Facility: Ballroom - State House Inn, 101 E. Adams Street, Springfield IL 62701 Advocacy Location: Illinois State Capitol Building, 401 South 2nd Street, Springfield IL 62701 Registration Cost (No CEUs): $10.00
This year’s Advocacy Day attendees will meet at the staging location before heading over to the Illinois State Capitol building for a day of lobbying and observing legislative action with peers. Attendees will be split up by their senate and house districts and lead by a trained NASW-Illinois Chapter Lobby Leader (LL) to meetings with their elected officials—lobby leaders have been trained in effective lobbying and have a familiarity with the capitol. Lobby leaders will serve as the point person for your legislative visits and will assist the group in effective lobbying practices. After lobbying, all social workers will gather by the Lincoln Statue in front of the Illinois State Capitol building for a rally (weather permitting) with invited elected representatives.
Advocacy Day is a ZERO PROFIT event for the NASW-Illinois Chapter. All fees cover a portion of supply costs. Please note we will not be hosting a coffee and continental breakfast.