Preliminary Lobby Days in Olympia – 2007 (additional dates will be added throughout the 2007 Session)

January[edit | edit source]

1/11 Washington Association of Colleges for Teacher Education - WACTE.

  • Contact: Bob Cooper (bob {at}

1/15 Statewide Poverty Action Day

  • Contact: marcy {at}
  • Location (tentative) Temple Beth Hatfiloh

1/15 – National Alliance on Mental Illness Day

  • Contact: Frank Jose (director {at }

1/19 League of Women Voters Day

  • Contact: Karen Verrill (gokar1 {at}

1/24 -- Annual Disability Legislative Reception

  • Contact: Bean Driscoll (bean {at}
  • Location: Capitol Rotunda 5:30-7:00 pm

1/25 WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Lobby Day – Statewide

  • Contact: (action {at}
  • Location: General Administration Building, 10am

1/29 Native American Lobby Day - State Capitol Rotunda.

  • Contact: icwourstories {at}

1/31 Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Day

  • Contact: Bean Driscoll (bean {at}
  • Location: United Churches of Olympia, 10:00 am
  • There is a DD Advocacy Day every Wednesday, same time/place/contact.

February[edit | edit source]

2/01 Housing Advocacy Day

  • Contact: Ben Gitenstein (ben {at}

2/05 Minority Executive Director Coalition’s Unity Day – Cherberg Building

  • Contact: Dorry Elias-Garcia (delias-garcia {at}

2/06 Washington Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs

  • Contact: policy {tt}
  • Location: Cherberg Building, Conference Rooms A-B-C

2/06 March of Dimes

  • Contact: Cherish Hart (chart {at }

2/06 Washington Rural Health Association Policy Day –

  • Contact: Liz Blodgett (wrha {at}

2/07 Alzheimer's Association, Western and Central WA

  • Contact: Patricia.hunter {at}

2/07 Transit Advocacy Day (United Churches 10:00 am);

  • Contact: Bean Driscoll (bean {at}

2/12 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Lobby Day

  • Contact: Alissa Haslam (alissahaslam {at}
  • Co-sponsored by NARAL Pro-Choice Washington and Planned Parenthood of WA

2/12 African American Legislative Day, Capitol Rotunda

  • Contact: Rosalind Jenkins (rjenkins {at}

2/13 Asian/Pacific American Legislative Day

  • Contact: Diane Narasaki (dianen {at}

2/14 Priorities for a Healthy Washington Lobby Day

2/14 Earth Ministries

  • Contact: LeeAnn Beres (LeeAnne {at}

2/14 Senior Citizens' Lobby Day, gathering in the Columbia Room at Capitol.

  • Contact: Seniorlobby {at}

2/15 Washington State Parent Teacher Association.

  • Contact: Donna Christensen (Donnachris {at}

2/15 Northwest Women's Law Center Legislative Day

  • Contact: Nancy Sapiro ( or (pjcrone {at}

2/15 Arts Day at the Legislature

  • Contact: (info {at}

NOTE: 2/19 is Presidents’ Day – a federal holiday

2/19 National Association of Social Workers Day

  • Contact: Lynn Carrigan (ltc {at}

2/19 Have A Heart for Children Day

  • Contact: jon {at}

2/19 Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition

  • Contact: Lauren Smith (wrocadvocate {at}

2/19 SEIU 925

  • Contact: Tricia Schroeder (tschroeder {at}

2/21 LifeLong AIDS Alliance – AIDS Awareness & Action Days

  • Contact: aniab {at}
  • Location: First Baptist Church in Olympia

2/21 Hispanic/Latino(a) Legislative Day

  • Contact: Carlos Jimenez (wastatehld {at}

2/21 Partnership 2020 (supported employment for people with developmental disabilities)

  • Contact: SethDawson {at}

2/22 Catholic Advocacy Day, gathering in Columbia Room of Capitol

  • Contact: Donna Christensen (Donnachris {at}

2/26 LGBT Equality Day 2007

  • Contact: pvroby {at}

2/27 Lutheran Advocacy Day (and possibly also WA Association of Churches Day)

  • Contact: paul.benz {at}

March[edit | edit source]

3/06 Rehabilitative Enterprises of Washington (supported employment for people with disabilities)

  • Contact: SethDawson {at}

3/08 American Cancer Society – Washington chapter

  • Contact: Erin.Dziedzic {at}

3/14 Independent Living Day Rally (Capitol Steps 10:30);

  • Contact: Bean Driscoll (bean {at}

3/21 Childrens’ Home Society Day

  • Contact: Norma Wainright (normaw {at}

3/27 WA State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Lobby Day - King County

  • Contact: action a[t}
  • Location: General Administration Building, 10am

Weekly – every Wednesday, 1/31 thru 4/11 - Developmental Disabilities Advocacy (United Churches 10:00 am)

  • Contact: Bean Driscoll (bean {at}

This LOBBY DAYS list and USEFUL INFORMATION are part of POLICY WATCH 2007. These and WEEKLY UPDATES on the legislative process unfolding in Olympia, 1/08/07- 4/23/07 will be available at:

Prepared by Nancy Amidei for the Civic Engagement Project (amidei {at}

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