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Advocacy Day



Thursday, February 20, 2020

Olympia, WA


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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Training starts at 10:00 am
Rally on the steps at 2:00 pm
Meet with Legislators

RL-Red Lion Hotel
2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502

WA State Capitol Campus
416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
Olympia, WA 98504



Dress for the weather and WEAR RED!

You can participate regardless of immigration or citizenship status.

A boxed lunch will be provided at no cost.

Every family will receive a Parent Leadership Participation Subsidy of $50.00 (one subsidy per family).


Lori Pittman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

call or text 425-917-7759 or 253-778-7759


By attending Advocacy Day, attendees are aware that photo and/or video of them may be used on agency-related websites, newsletters, and/or print materials and promotions associated with Advocacy Day and/or Puget Sound ESD.


Request brochures here (available in six languages)

Advocacy Day FAQs

Advocacy Day FAQs Spanish

What to Expect
Advocacy Day has three parts:

Advocacy Training
You'll learn about the issues the legislature is discussing and will be voting on. You'll also learn advocacy skills to use later in the day and later in life!

Rally on the Capitol steps!
Everyone meets on the Capitol steps to show our support for Early Learning! Parents and legislators speak to the crowd. Because early learning is so important, news stations and papers may cover the event.

Meet with your Legislators
With other parents from your community and legislative district, you'll meet with your legislators at the Capitol campus to share how early learning has supported your child, family, and community.

Advocacy Day Poster:  English    Spanish

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What is Advocacy and Advocacy Day:
PowerPoint   PDF
   Spanish:   PowerPoint   PDF 

How to Participate:

Register Here!

Plan Your Transportation:
Take a bus - we have three options to hop on Charter Buses:

  • Westfield/South Center Target (301 Strander Blvd Tukwila, WA) Pick up at 8:00 am and Drop off 4:30 pm
  • The Commons at Federal Way (1928 S Commons at I-5 Exit 143, Federal Way, WA) Pick up at 8:15 am and Drop off at 4:15 pm
  • Lakewood Town Center (5618 Lakewood Town Ctr Blvd SW Lakewood, WA) Pick up at 8:45 am and Drop off at 3:35 pm

Self-Transport by driving your car or carpooling

Information for those driving themselves to Olympia:
Parents, when you arrive, there will be a packet for you on your district table. Be sure to turn in your completed Child Care and Parent Leadership Participation Subsidy Request form.

Driving Directions to Red Lion Hotel

Driving Directions from Red Lion Hotel to Capitol Campus

Parking at the Capitol Campus

What is Advocacy?
Advocacy is the act of educating in favor of something, such as your child, a cause, an idea, a policy, or a law.

There are 3 levels of parent advocacy:

Participation: Being present and starting relationships

Using your voice: Start to communicate your needs, desires, and dreams

Formal advocacy: Use the first two levels of advocacy and take action, usually using an official process


  This event is sponsored by the Washington State Association (WSA) of Head Start & ECEAP - www.wsaheadstarteceap.comere