11th Annual Advocacy Day, 2016

Jefferson City, Missouri

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.


8:30- 9:00Registration-at third floor rotunda, Jefferson City, MO

9:00-9:15Welcome & Advocacy Day agenda, atthird floor rotunda, Tamitha Overly, Ex. Director, NASW-Missouri Chapter

9:15-10:00 Speaker: NASW-Missouri Chapter’s Lobbyist, David Winton, & Shanon Hawk, Penman & Winton Consulting Firm-Jefferson City(They will discuss the tools and skills of being a lobbyist in the Missouri legislative process for non-profit social service organizations and agencies.)

10:15-12:00Visit the Missouri House/Senate Gallery--Floor Debate Observation & Debriefing
(Breaks can be taken during this time)

12:00-1:00Lunch Break (map of places to eat provided in the links when you register)

1:15-3:00 Legislative Visits (or whenever they have the time to visit with you)

3:00Return Legislative Visit Forms and Advocacy Day Evaluations to NASW Missouri Chapter Representative, Michelle Blakley at the third floor rotunda

3:30 Debriefing

4:00 Capital tour

Tell Your Legislators You Will Be There / Learn About The Issues Ahead Of Time

To make the most of NASW Advocacy Day experience, meetings will be scheduled for you with your state legislators. For these meetings, you will be grouped with individuals from the same district. You will be notified by e-mail once these meetings have been scheduled with a link of your itinerary as well as information to prepare you for the meetings.

To Locate and Contact Your Senators and House of Representatives

In order to access your legislators’ address and contact information, visit Once you have reached the site, click on Legislator Lookup. When the new page appears, enter your zip code. To access a legislator’s contact information simply click on his/her name. The legislator’s picture will appear along with other information.


You will be representing yourself, your agency, your profession, your professional association, and you will be operating on the “turf” of lawmakers. To be effective, plan to look the part. Business attire is recommended. Wear clothing and shoes suited for walking and standing for long periods.

March can bring sudden and severe winter weather, including snow, ice, and hazardous driving conditions. Wear warm clothes. Do not place yourself or others at risk by traveling on unsafe roads or walkways to attend this event. NASW cannot accept responsibility for loss, damage, or injury resulting from your participation in NASW Advocacy Day activities.

Continuing Education

This event offers up to 1.75 hours of continuing social work education hours that apply to renewal of the Missouri Social Worker License. To help us plan future events, please complete the evaluation forms. A CE reporting form will be provided in the registration material online for you to print and submit to the NASW-Missouri Chapter staff or office upon completion of the program.

Map of Capitol Complex


Please register me for

Advocacy Day 2011 Wednesday, February 23

Deadline: February 17

Check One: Student Registration Fee: __FREE Practitioner Registration Fee: __$15.00


1. Provide all required information3. Mail or fax to chapter office

2. Print using blue or black ink


Last First MI


Degree(s) earned______

If student: ______

Name of College Course Title


Attending Faculty

Degree Pursuing:

 BSW MSW DSW PhD in Social Work

Home Address______

City, State, Zip Code ______

NASW Membership ID # (if applicable)______

Work phone ______Home phone ______


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