Rally to Prevent Suicide in Arizona & State Capitol Day 2020
Feb. 3, 2020
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
1700 West Washington Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
For questions about this event, contact Priscilla Brown at [email protected].
Join us on February 3, 2020 and tell lawmakers why suicide prevention is important to you! In the morning we are excited to host our very first Rally to Prevent Suicide in Arizona. Just by showing up you will be making a statement that you believe mental health should be treated as just as important as physical health. Community members will also be sharing stories of how mental health and suicide have impacted their lives.
Want to do more? Join us for AFSP Arizona State Capitol Day in the afternoon. Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet with state legislators to let them know why suicide prevention should be a priority and advocate for public policies that save lives.
Registration is required for both events and individuals wishing to participate in State Capitol Day must complete a series of mandatory trainings beforehand. (Approximately 3-4 hours, including two and half hours of webinar training.) Lunch will be provided.
February 3, 2020
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Check-in
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Rally
11:00 AM – 5:00 AM State Capitol Day*
Lunch will be available between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM.
Arizona State Capitol
1700 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007
*Important Details for State Capitol Day
We are excited to have a new location for State Capitol Day this year on the House Lawn! While we will have tents and seating, we will have limited capacity for extensive training beforehand. With this in mind, we are asking all individuals wishing to attend meetings with legislators complete a series of trainings beforehand, including:
Training Webinar for State Capitol Day: Basics of State Legislature, What to Expect, Open Forum – 1.5 hours (Choose one option.)
- January 9th at 6:00 PM
- January 15th at 6:00 PM
- January 18th at 10:00 AM
State Capitol Training – Issue Brief – 1 hour
- January 27th at 6:00 PM
- Advocacy 101 Webinar – 10 Minutes
- Speaking Out about Suicide (How to Share Your Story) – 60 Minutes
Additional reading on issues TBD.
Total training required: 3-4 hours (Meetings will not be assigned until all trainings are complete.)
Please note, individuals wishing to attend only the rally do not need to attend trainings.