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Please join hundreds of your fellow advocates from all corners of the state for Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day 2013 on Monday, February 11.
Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day (HHAD) is an opportunity for you to show our elected officials the strength of this statewide movement. It demonstrates the collective power of our community and brings a unified message of support for affordable housing and ending homelessness to Olympia!
Last year your advocacy helped us to accomplish everything we set out for, including the passage of Part I of the Fair Tenant Screening Act, a healthy investment in the Housing Trust Fund, the preservation of the Housing and Essential Needs Program and much more. This session brings another budget deficit and a tough political environment, so we must again stand strong for our priorities. We’ll need to join together to make a united call for the elimination of barriers to housing, a new investment in the Housing Trust Fund and a continued push for new revenue to protect safety-net services from further cuts.
This year’s theme is “2-11: Hear the Call for Housing and an End to Homelessness.” Our advocacy day will help connect powerful advocates to elected officials in order to make the call to increase access to affordable housing and services and programs that prevent and end homelessness. This year’s theme was chosen in recognition that our date (2-11) is the same phone number (2-1-1) that struggling individuals and families call when trying to get connected to critical resources. This year lets all come out to Olympia and make the call together to ensure our message is heard loud and strong!
|Housing and Homelessness Advocacy Day
Monday February 11, 2013
“2-11: Hear the Call for Housing and an End to Homelessness”
8am – 3pm
110 Eleventh Ave SE,
Register today and reserve your spot!
Prepare for HHAD
You can also now register to reserve your spot for a web-based pre-HHAD training on either Thursday, January 31 at 11am or Tuesday, February 5 at 11am. These web-based advocacy trainings will help to prepare you for HHAD and for meeting your elected officials. Space is limited, so please register in advance. Interested in hosting a training at your organization? Contact Kevin at the Housing Alliance. Below is a preview of what the day will look like, but please stay tuned for more details on the guest speakers and workshops.
8:00am – 9:00
Check-in and grab a coffee and light breakfast at United Churches located at 110 Eleventh Ave SE, Olympia
Get fired-up to advocate and hear an explanation of the 2013 Legislative Agenda.
Learn more about your powers of persuasion with our advocacy workshops.
The afternoon program will offer you several opportunities including lunch with advocates from your legislative district, a meeting with your elected official, and even a rally on the steps of the capitol building.
2:30 – 3:00pm
Before you head home, join us back at United Churches for a debrief session.
Volunteer for HHAD
It takes support from across the affordable housing and homelessness community to make HHAD happen every year. We have a range of ways you can get involved as a volunteer for that day and in the days leading up to it. It you are interested contact Alouise at The Housing Alliance.
Thank you for registering today!
Kevin Solarte, Mobilization and Outreach Associate