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FIRST ANNUAL SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY AT THE CAPITOL

February 26 @ 7:45 am - 12:30 pm

State Capitol Days bring together passionate volunteers to advocate for state policy changes that will improve mental health and prevent suicide. We will meet with our state legislators during the event to:

  • Share with them why suicide prevention is important to YOU and to your community
  • Educate them about the work being done in your community to prevent suicide
  • Teach them what more must be done to prevent suicide

The event will include a brief 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. 

Breakfast will be provided.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Sun. February 24, 2019 11:59PM 

Event contact: Heather at phippscolorado@gmail.com

TENTATIVE AGENDA:

7:45 – Breakfast (legislators invited)

8:15 – Welcome and introductions

8:20 – Welcome to the Capitol/Why legislation is important – Senator Todd, Representative Landgraf

8:30 – How a bill becomes a law – Honorable Moe Keller

9:00 – The hard facts about suicide in Colorado – Medical Director, CDPHE

9:30 – Why grassroots advocacy – Honorable Linda Newell

9:40 – Overview of legislative asks (sent before meeting, discuss on webinar)

10:10 – Review of folders for legislators/ Tips for meeting with them

10:40 – Adjourn to Capitol steps for press conference (including first responders)

11:00 – Press conference

11:30 – Meetings with legislators

SPONSORS:

Details

Date:
February 26
Time:
7:45 am - 12:30 pm

Venue

Miller Hall, First Baptist Church of Denver
1375 Grant St.
Denver, CO 80203