DAY ON THE HILL
Thank you to all who supported advocacy efforts in WA state during WAMFT’s 2021 Day on the Hill Virtual Series!
2022 Day on the Hill: January or February 2022 (date/time TBD)
DAY ON THE HILL IS GOING VIRTUAL FOR 2021!
Earn up to 2 CE’s, including 1 Law and Ethics CE!
WAMFT’s annual Day on the Hill is an opportunity to meet your Washington state elected officials and make your voice heard in regards to state legislation that impacts all of us as MFTs practicing in Washington.
Open to all WAMFT members and non-members. Recap progress from the 2021 Legislative Session, ask questions of our lobbyists, and help us reach our $3K advocacy fundraising goal.
Day on the Hill Closing Event!
April 28, 2021 5:30-6:30
We would like to offer a tremendous thank you to all who participated and supported advocacy efforts in WA state during WAMFT's Day on the Hill Virtual Series!
You raised $1,190 in only 24 donations!
The executive committee will match this amount doubling the impact of your dollars. Thank you so much for your support!
Contribute to the WAMFT Advocacy Fund and support advocacy activities, education, and contract lobbyist Lewis Consulting LLC who advocate on behalf of ALL MFTs in WA State.
WAMFT is not a 501c3, so donations are not deductible as a charitable contribution for income tax purposes. Payments to the WAMFT Advocacy Fund may be deductible as a business expense. However, IRS regulations limit the deduction based on the association's lobbying expenses. Consult your tax adviser regarding issues with tax deductions.
What to Expect
Description of the Day:
WAMFT’s Virtual Day on the Hill Series will be structured with brief (15-30 minute) meetings between WAMFT members and legislators conducted over an online platform. As a WAMFT member attending Day on the Hill, you’ll be assigned to specific meetings based on your legislative district and will be sharing with your legislator your perspective on several bills and initiatives that align with WAMFT’s legislative agenda and WAMFT’s values of relationships, innovation, inclusivity, knowledge, and ethics. You won’t be alone in these meetings—other Day on the Hill attendees, WAMFT board members, and our lobbyists will be there as well. However, your legislator wants to hear from you as their constituent rather than our lobbyists—you have a unique perspective as an MFT practicing in Washington. Your shared stories and experiences (related to the bill or issue being discussed) will make a difference!
Q: Can I sign up for just one day or part of one day?
A: Yes, but it is encouraged for you to stay the entire time. These events are meant to create visibility for our profession and organization with key policy makers, which in turn affects our ability to practice in Washington State.
Q: Do I need to attend the preview in order to participate in one of the later Days on the Hill?
A: Yes you do. It is imperative as Day on the Hill (#1 and #2) will be held online.
Q: I’m curious about who the elected state legislators are for my district. Where can I find this information?
A: Use this Washington State Legislature District Finder to determine your district and elected legislators: here
Q: Will I be assigned to speak with specific legislators?
A: Legislators prefer to speak with their own constituents, so you’ll be meeting with the legislators for your district as far as possible.
Q: What legislative items will we be addressing at Day on the Hill?
A: We’ll be addressing some or all of WAMFT’s current (2021-2021) legislative agenda items during our Day on the Hill 2021 Series. Hop over to WAMFT’s advocacy page to view WAMFT’s current legislative agenda.
Q: How will I be informed enough to talk with my legislators?
A: WAMFT, in conjunction with our lobbyists, will provide you with talking points for the agenda items to be addressed at Day on the Hill.
Q: Should I expect to be in meetings for the entire day?
A: Not necessarily, since you’ll be meeting mostly with legislators from your district.
Q: What should I wear?
A: Business attire, please!
Q: Do I need to be a member to participate?
A: Yes and learn more here to join
Q: How will the 2 CEs work?
A: Attend the January 25, 2021 Preview Event (5:30-6:30p) and complete the course evaluation for the option to purchase 1 Ethics and Law CE for $25. A recording of the January 25, 2021 Preview Event will be made available for those who are not able to attend the live virtual event; viewing the recording and completing the course evaluation will also give you the option to purchase 1 Ethics and Law CE for $25. Attending or viewing the Preview Event is required to participate in the Lunch and Learn (February 24, 2021) and/or Day on the Hill (March 22, 2021), though CE purchase is optional.
Attend the Lunch and Learn (February 24, 2021) and/or Day on the Hill (March 22, 2021) for both an opportunity to let your voice be heard by key policymakers in Olympia and an option to purchase an additional CE for $25. You can choose to participate in one or both of the events, but a maximum of 1 CE can be earned whether attending one or both days.
Q: Can I attend Day on the Hill without purchasing CEs?
A: Yes. CE purchases are entirely optional; you may attend any or all of these events without purchasing the CEs.
We Need Your Voice!
January 25, 2021 (5:30pm-6:30pm) Preview: meet with our WAMFT lobbyist to prepare for Day on the Hill
February 24, 2021 (12-1pm) Lunch and Learn: Meet with WAMFT lobbyists and key policy makers for dialogue and education around legislation that impacts the practice of MFT in Washington
March 22, 2021 (8:30am-3:30pm) Day on the Hill: You’ll be provided a schedule to meet with your elected officials based on your constituency
April 28, 2021 (5:30-6:30pm) Closing Event: online event to recap the Day on the Hill event series and review progress toward legislative goals
Earn up to 2 CE’s, including 1 Law and Ethics CE!
As a member benefit, WAMFT is offering an option of purchasing up to 2 CEs ($25 ea.) as part of attendance at our Day on the Hill virtual series