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WAEMA Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine Day

  • February 03, 2020
  • 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Olympia, WA

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The Washington Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Association invites you to participate in our

Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine Day
Monday, February 3, 2020

at our State Capitol in Olympia, WA!

 Time to Call and Set Up Appointments with Your Local Legislators!

The legislative session starts on January 13th, 2020. We are contacting legislators early this year because our legislative day is less than a month away! As a reminder, WA State has a biennial legislature, and this will be the 60-day “short session” of the legislature where they will be working on the Supplemental Budget.

Please contact your legislators and set up a meeting on February 3, 2020 ASAP as legislators schedules fill up quickly, especially in a short session!

Schedule appointments to begin after 8:00AM so that attendees can participate in the morning advocacy training activities. Most appointments can be scheduled via an email request, although it is often better to call the legislator's office directly. Please give the legislative assistants my phone number for the day if there are schedule changes at 360-280-6142.

Here is a link to find out who your state legislators are: http://app.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder Please use your home address and not your business location as they want to meet with their constituents in their districts.

Important!! Once you've made appointments, please send Leslie Emerick your appointment times at lesemerick@lkemerick.com. We have some legislative districts that overlap between constituents and I try to consolidate those meetings. All meetings will be on the master agenda for the day subject to change.

We will be in the Washington Library Room in the lower level of the Pritchard Building. It’s a great room and we have it reserved until 2:00 pm. Food is available in two cafeterias on the Capital Campus. Dome Deli in the Capital Building and the Pritchard Library Cafeteria. The Pritchard Building is located at: 415 Sid Snyder Avenue SW, Olympia, WA 98504. Parking is not easy on campus but will be accessible early in the morning at the Visitor’s Center. Please pay for 8 hours of parking by credit card at the pay station so you don’t have to worry about it.

 Schedule for the Day

7:00 - 8:00AM: Welcome and Introductions (coffee/muffins or bagels provided)

  • Orientation, overview of Political Landscape
  • Review Acupuncture & Eastern Medicine 2020 Legislative Priorities
  • Review Handouts for Legislators

8:00AM - 4:00PM: Legislative Visits Begin!
I will develop the legislative schedule as you begin to send me your appointment times. I will put more experienced members in meetings with new members if possible. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress semi-formally for meetings. It may be cold so dress appropriately for the weather. This may look overwhelming to the new participants, but don’t worry! We have a training in the morning to go over the talking points for the day.

11:00AM - 2:30PM: Auricular Acupuncture Treatments for Legislators and Others
2nd floor Mezzanine in the Legislative Building (Capital Dome)
Call Catherine Dayhoff at (360) 820-0637 for more information and let us know if you want to provide ear acupuncture treatments!