South Dakota State Capitol Day — AFSP

South Dakota State Capitol Day

Feb. 13, 2020

7:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

500 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, South Dakota 57501

Register today

For questions about this event, contact Anna Eidem at [email protected].

DATE/TIME: Thursday, February 13 7:30-12:00 pm
LOCATION: SD State Capitol Building
500 E. Capitol Ave., Pierre, SD

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 2/9/20

AFSP State Capitol Days bring together passionate volunteers to advocate for state policy changes that will improve mental health and prevent suicide. We will meet with our state legislators during the event to:

  • Share with them why suicide prevention is important to YOU and to your community
  • Educate them about the work being done in your community to prevent suicide
  • Teach them what more must be done to prevent suicide.

The event will include a brief training session on the basics of an effective advocacy visit and current policy issues impacting suicide prevention. We will then have meeting with several state legislators that will be coordinated onsite.

Breakfast will be provided.

A block of rooms are being held at the Ramkota Hotel for advocates attending the event. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly (605-224-6877) and requesting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention room block. Thanks to the support of the Out of the Darkness Community Walks Across hotels stays will be available for those who request them through scholarship. Please email [email protected] if you would like us to book you a hotel.

An Advocacy 101 Call/ What to Expect Webinar will be scheduled on Monday, February 10th at 7 pm via Zoom (Call information will be emailed). More information will be published soon.

If you are in town on Wednesday, February 12th we invite you for a very informal meet and greet to go over State Capitol Day information. Pizza will be provided.  Time will be announced in February.