We Are A Coalition

ADVOCACY DAY & POPCORN RALLY JUNE 1, 2010 8 AM TO 2 PM!

Do you ever wonder how things get done for our loved ones?  The Autism Society of North Carolina is a member of The Coalition, containing approximately 40 members from the Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Service communities throughout the state.  Last year I attended the Advocacy Day & Popcorn Rally and spoke to my legislators about better funding for services and supports for people with developmental disabilities, including autism.  On June 1, 2010, the Autism Society of North Carolina will be at the Registration Table again to welcome us.

Here are the details.  It is vital to see you there, having your say!

Advocacy Day & Popcorn Rally

Sponsored by The Coalition

TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010 (day after Memorial Day)

ADVOCATE FOR BETTER FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES & ADDICTIVE DISEASE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS

at the…

LEGISLATIVE BUILDING,

16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, 27601

Registration will open at 8 am on the back portico of the Legislative Building. Participants will receive information on the day’s legislative committee meetings, the current budget proposal and begin to visit with legislators.

Advocacy trainings will take place in the Legislative Building Auditorium (third floor) beginning at 9 am. The short trainings will be on ways to effectively communicate your message to legislators.  Volunteer will also be on hand in the auditorium with tips & techniques for making the most of your legislative visit.

Popcorn will be available on the portico beginning  at 11 am. Please note that lunch will not be provided.

PARKING:  Passengers in vehicles of any kind must be dropped off at the LEGISLATIVE BUILDING. The driver will then be able to park the car or van at the state fairgrounds (GATE 9) and get bussed to the Legislature.  Shuttles will run from 8 am until 2 pm.

For more information, visit The Coalition or contact Elizabeth Cloud at ncpaelizabeth@mindspring.com or Erin McLaughlin at emclaughlin@mha-nc.org.

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