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Michael Petruzzelli

, National Council for Mental Wellbeing

Hundreds of Advocates Speak Up, Take Action on Capitol Hill

June 9, 2016 | Hill Day | Comments
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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:

Looking for materials and presentations from Hill Day to keep up your advocacy work throughout the year? Check out our website. And be sure to check out the #HillDay16 social media story here.

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.