Hundreds of Advocates Speak Up, Take Action on Capitol Hill
This week, the National Council partnered with 14 national advocacy organizations to host National Council Hill Day 2016! Nearly 600 advocates met with hundreds of Members of Congress, sharing with them the important messages of funding and supporting mental health and substance use treatment services. The National Council thanks our partner organizations and ALL of our advocates for their tremendous work.
On Monday, Hill Day attendees attended the Public Policy Institute featuring a crash course in federal behavioral health policy. Engaging panels, high-profile keynotes, and educational breakout sessions prepared advocates for their day on Capitol Hill. Attendees participated in sessions on federal appropriations, deep dives into complex legislation, and a lively discussion on comprehensive mental health and addiction reform.
The National Council was thrilled to be joined by political journalists David Wasserman and Nathan Gonzales, advocacy superstar William Cope Moyers, and true champions of mental health and addiction reform legislation Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy.
We want to hear about your great victories on Capitol Hill. Please take a moment to share them with us:
- Tell us about your meetings! If you didn’t get a chance to report back, yet, let us know where we can follow up to continue the great work you started here this week.
- Give us your feedback on Hill Day 2016! Tell us about your experience at Hill Day. What can we do to make 2017 even better?
We look forward to seeing you all at NatCon17 in Seattle, April 3-5 and again at National Council Hill Day in Washington, D.C. October, 2017.