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NAMI –PIERCE COUNTY GRASSROOTS PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY

 

NAMI Pierce County members are grassroots advocates on public policy issues that affect adults and children living with mental illness and their loved ones. These issues include improvements to our mental health delivery system in terms of access to care, standards of care, continuity of care, recovery, housing and rehabilitation.

NAMI Pierce County works with elected officials representing Pierce County at all levels of government.

  • We contact our Senators and Congressmen in Washington, DC in support of NAMI’s national public policy public policy agenda.
  • We advocate to the 24 member Pierce County legislative delegation in Olympia in support of NAMI Washington’s legislative agenda. We coordinate our Olympia efforts with NAMI Washington’s public policy committee, NAMI’s lobbyist, our neighboring NAMI affiliates, and other Pierce County non-governmental agencies serving people with mental illness.
  • We advocate before Pierce County government and the various Pierce County municipalities. These efforts are also often in cooperation with other Pierce County non-governmental agencies serving people with mental illness.

The NAMI Pierce County grassroots advocacy uses face-to-face meetings, phone calls, letter writing, e-mail, and other electronic media to deliver our message. We can use your help. We have provided you with a number of useful links so you can start your own grassroots effort. Please contact us for more advocacy information or to join our NAMI Pierce County grassroots advocacy team.

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