League Day at the Capitol: Tell Your Legislators What You Think
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join the League of Women Voters of Johnson County in Topeka to experience democracy under the dome.
We have a plan!
- Begin the day with presentations by Cille King, LWVK co-president, and Paul Johnson, legislative consultant, who will offer advocacy tips and an overview of current legislation.
- Attend committee meetings or make appointments with your legislative representatives to discuss our legislative priorities. Remember, your participation has a direct impact.
- LUNCH will be provided.
On League Day, we will advocate for three LWVK legislative priorities:
- Election Day voter registration
- Medicaid expansion
- Legislation requiring bills to include the names of the lawmakers or committees sponsoring them (No more anonymous bills!)
New to advocacy?
No need to fear if you are new to advocacy at the Capitol or if you are unfamiliar with these legislative issues. We will help you to identify your legislative representatives, provide you with a script should you choose to call your legislator prior to League Day or set up an appointment to meet them (recommended), and provide talking points and resources for each legislative priority.
Here are answers to frequently asked questions about League Day.
The most effective way to advocate
“According to congressional staffers, in-person visits from constituents are the most influential way to communicate with a senator or representative who is undecided on an issue.”
2011 Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) report Perceptions of Citizen Advocacy on Capitol Hill