2019 Advocacy Day with Bishop Laurie Haller
When
Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM

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Where
Wesley United Methodist Church
800 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA

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Monday, January 28, 2019
9:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
Wesley UMC | 800 E 12th Street, Des Moines, IA

Who should attend?
United Methodist UMW and other Church Members & Pastors; others interested in advocacy work, Children/Youth Mental Health, and Medicaid coverage; Death Penalty; Voting Rights for Felons; Proposed Gun Rights Amendment to Iowa Constitution

9:15 A.M.
Gathering at Wesley UMC, Des Moines, for refreshments
Registration, Distribution of Information Packets for Advocacy Day

9:40 A.M.
Devotions and Greetings

9:50 A.M.
MENTAL HEALTH PANEL with legislators and others
Sharing Stories of Iowans’ Mental Illness
The Future of Children’s Mental Health (and Medicaid Funding)

10:30 A.M.
BREAK

10:40 A.M.
GUN SAFETY:  Why Strict Scrutiny in Gun Right Amendments may restrict gun safety.

11:00 A.M.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE:  Restoration of Voting Rights for Felons


11:30 A.M.
BREAK AND PICK UP SACK LUNCH     

LUNCH AT WESLEY UMC                                              

11:50 A.M.
Organizing Carpool Groups             
Issues Talking Points /Brief Blessing
Orientation for meeting legislators

NOON
Report from Delegation with Bishop Laurie meeting Legislative Leaders  

12:10 P.M.
Bishop Laurie Haller Address   
                    
12:40 P.M.
Move to Legislature for Advocacy                            

ADVOCACY AT STATE LEGISLATURE

12:40  – 1:00 PM
Travel in Carpool Groups and/or shuttle bus to the Capitol
 
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Visit with State Legislators (to ensure access, please make an appointment with your legislator prior to Advocacy Day)
 
3:00 – 3:30
Meet in Legislative Dining Room – south hallway on the ground floor
Report on meetings with legislators; Effectiveness of training.
Wrap Up / Sending Forth with Blessing

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