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    WA State PTA 2017 Focus Day in Olympia
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    Monday, January 16, 2017
    8:00am 4:00pm

    WA State Capitol Building
    Columbia Room
    416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
    Olympia, Washington 98504

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    Purpose of Focus Day:
    Focus Day is intended to serve a s focal point for WSPTA's legislative advocacy.  We know that the best advocacy programs are year-round.  The intent of Focus Day is not to serve as an end unto itself; rather it is a day to bring WSPTA members to Olympia to sharpen the picture of how our advocacy efforts need to proceed.  It's a day of training, education, meetings with legislators, and other activities that help members engage directly in the legislative process.

    Cost: Free
    Register here today!

    Note: Register by January 9 to pay/reserve your boxed lunch and to receive your free t-shirt at Focus Day.  Full registration closes January 11. 

    A box lunch will be provided, only for those who chose the box lunch during registration.

    Adult: $12 
    6' sub sandwich, chips, cookie, and water. Sandwich choices include turkey, ham, combo, and veggie.

    Child: $6
    3" sub sandwich, apple slices, and apple juice. Sandwich choices include turkey, ham, pepperoni, or cheese (with mayo, American cheese, lettuce, and tomato). 

    For off-site options, click here.  Capitol Dome Deli will be closed as Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a state holiday.

    Kids are welcome!  There will be kids activities available on-site. 


    8:00am - 4:00pm - Meet with your legislators.  If you don't know who to call, visit and click Find your District on the lefthand side.

    8:00am (Columbia Room) - Registration opens.  Be sure to register by January 9 to receive your free WSPTA Top 5 t-shirt

    9:00am (Columbia Room) - Overview of the day 

    10:30am - Join the rally on the capitol steps 

    11:15am - Advocacy at the local level and WSPTA legislative discussions, with lunch (register by 1/9 to reserve and pay for your lunch) 

    12:00pm (Rotunda) - Listen to Governor Inslee, SPI Reykdal, & WSPTA President Barbara Martin 

    12:45pm (Columbia Room) – Discussions on how to communicate with legislators in Olympia and in your home district 

    1:30pm - Meet with your legislators, if you did not in the morning 

    3:30pm - Adjourn 

    "Advocacy is not a one day event," Duncan Taylor, WSPTA Legislative Director.