Monday, November 18, 2019
King County’s 2019 behavioral health legislative forum will include:
- Opportunities for community members to connect with legislators and county councilmembers before the program.
- Remarks by King County Executive Dow Constantine.
- King County’s proposed behavioral health legislative priorities for 2020.
- Compelling personal stories from individuals in behavioral health recovery.
- The perspectives and priorities of legislators and county councilmembers.
Legislators already confirmed (as of 10/7/19) include: Rep. Kloba (1st), Councilmember Kohl-Welles (4th), Rep. Callan (5th), Rep. Bergquist (11th), Rep. Davis (32nd), Sen. Salomon (32nd), Rep. Gregerson (33rd), Sen. Carlyle (36th), Sen. Dhingra (45th), Rep. Goodman (45th), Rep. Springer (45th), Rep. Pollet (46th), Sen. Kuderer (48th)
During the program, interpretation will be available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, and American Sign Language.
For those who can arrive early, a fun and interactive Recovery in Action event will begin at 4:30pm before the forum.
2018 Legislative Forum Participants by the numbers:
- Around 800 community members
- 17 state legislators & 2 county councilmembers
- 31 total federal/state/county legislative offices represented
- 15 legislators met informally with at least 175 constituents
- 53 community organization co-sponsors
- View the video of the 2018 Legislative Forum Program!
2019 Forum Co-Sponsors:
- Asian Counseling and Referral Service
- Atlantic Street Center
- Behavioral Health Ombuds Service for King County
- Cascade Behavioral Health
- Center for Human Services
- Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
- Community Health Plan of Washington
- Community House Mental Health
- Coordinated Care
- Crisis Connections
- Downtown Emergency Service Center
- Evergreen Health
- Evergreen Treatment Services
- Fairfax Behavioral Health
- Harborview Medical Center
- HERO House
- Integrative Counseling Services
- Intercept Associates
- Kent Youth and Family Services
- King County Behavioral Health and Advisory Board
- King County Peer Network
- King County Recovery Coalition
- League of Women Voters of Seattle/King County
- MultiCare Behavioral Health Network
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Eastside
- NAMI Seattle
- NAMI Washington
- Peer Seattle
- Pioneer Human Services
- Recovery Café
- Refugee Women's Alliance (REWA)
- Seattle Counseling Service
- Seattle Indian Health Board
- Snoqualmie Valley Community Network
- The Stability Network
- Therapeutic Health Services
- Transitional Resources
- United Peers of Washington
- WAPI Community Services
- Washington Recovery Alliance
- WeConnect Health Management
- YMCA of Greater Seattle
- Youth Eastside Services