Thursday, 4/2, 9 am – 3 pm. The SSW has chartered a bus to transport students to Advocacy Day.
This year’s Advocacy Day attendees will meet at the staging location before heading over to the Illinois State Capitol building for a day of lobbying and observing legislative action with peers. Attendees will be split up by their senate and house districts and lead by a trained NASW-Illinois Chapter Lobby Leader (LL) to meetings with their elected officials—lobby leaders have been trained in effective lobbying and have a familiarity with the capitol. Lobby leaders will serve as the point person for your legislative visits and will assist the group in effective lobbying practices. After lobbying, all social workers will gather by the Lincoln Statue in front of the Illinois State Capitol building for a rally (weather permitting) with invited elected representatives.
Registration to attend Advocacy Day is $10.00, and the deadline to register is Friday, 3/27. Register HERE.
Register HERE for the SSW chartered bus. Registration is open until the bus reaches capacity.