Have you ever wished that Congress would enact YOUR best ideas into law? If you have, you’re not alone. At Hill Day 2012, join over 500 behavioral health providers, executives, consumers, and family members in urging your legislators to support strong policies for the mental health and addictions safety net.
Congressional staff report that in-person visits from constituents do more to influence legislators’ decision-making than any other kinds of communication. And the results of Hill Day are tangible. To give just one example, last year Congress enacted funding increases for the mental health and addictions block grants – one of our attendees’ primary “asks” at Hill Day 2011.
And that’s not all: You don’t have to wait until Hill Day to make your opinions heard in Congress. This week marks the start of our Monthly Advocacy Challenge – another opportunity to share your ideas for a change or two with your Representatives and Senators.
Here’s how it works: during any of the months from now until Hill Day (February, March, April, May), be the person who sends the most messages to your Members of Congress through our Action Alert system, and you’ll be recognized as our Advocate of the Month!
No application is necessary. Winners are determined based on the National Council’s Action Alert records. The Advocates of the Month will be recognized in National Council publications, on our social media sites, and at Hill Day 2012.