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2019 SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY AT THE CAPITOL
February 26 @ 7:45 am - 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline: Sun. Feb. 24, 2019 11:59 p.m.
We will meet with our state legislators during the event to:
The event will include a training session on the basics of an effective advocacy visit and current policy issues. We will then go on several in-person visits with state legislators that will be scheduled ahead of time.
7:30 Check-in Opens
7:45 Breakfast for registrants and legislators
8:15 Welcome and Introductions
8:20 The Hard Facts About Suicide in Colorado – Colorado Dept. of Public Health and Environment
9:10 Welcome to the Capitol/Why Legislation is Important – Senator Todd, Representative Landgraf
9:20 How a Bill Becomes a Law – Former State Senator Moe Keller
9:50 Panel: Grassroots Advocacy, Tips for Meeting with Legislators and Making the “Ask” – Former Senators Linda Newell and Moe Keller, Susan Marine – Chair of Advocacy – SPCC, Chelsey Dumond – AFSP Manager, Public Policy Event and Projects
10:40 Adjourn to West Capitol Steps for Group Photo
11:00 Group Photo
11:15 Meetings With Legislators Begin
Resource Tables will be available in the Capitol Rotunda on the 1st floor (8:30am-2:00pm) where you can find more information from the following organizations: AFSP CO, MHC, NAMI-CO, SPCC, Office of Suicide Prevention, Second Wind Fund, Sources of Strength, Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, School Safety Resource Center, and Parent Teacher Association.
Breakfast snacks and refreshments will be provided.