Upcoming Advocacy Days at the
Arizona Capitol!
Rally to Prevent Suicide and
AFSP Arizona State Capitol Day
Join us on February 3, 2020 and tell lawmakers why suicide prevention is important to you! In the morning AFSP will be hosting their 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 them 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.

Program Details:
  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, House Lawn
1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

*Important Details for State Capitol Day from ASFP:

"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

Pre-Recorded Webinars
  • 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.

Addiction and Recovery Advocacy Day
Join Sonoran Prevention Works and Arizona Recovers to educate lawmakers on public health-focused substance use policy, recovery, and criminal justice reform and upcoming legislation. Meetings with your personal legislators will be scheduled throughout the day. Your zip code is crucial so they can pair you with the correct district! Your voice not only matters but is desperately needed! All materials and training will be provided.

Theme: Public Health Focused Addiction Policy and Criminal Justice Reform

February 4, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (breakfast from 8-10 AM)

Arizona State Capitol, Rose Garden
1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Angie Geren at (480) 277-3408 or angie@addictionhaven.com

ASBA Rural Advocacy Day
Join colleagues from the Arizona School Board Association across the state to focus on the needs and challenges of rural and remote public schools. Learn about what’s developing in the 2020 Legislative Session, meet with your legislators to advocate for your school district and attend a House Education committee hearing! This event is open to board members, superintendents and others.

February 17, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Arizona State Capitol, Old Senate Chamber
1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Moms Demand Action Advocacy Day
Join us Moms Demand Action for for our statewide Advocacy Day! We'll advocate for legislation to disarm domestic abusers and meet with our representatives to talk about why gun violence prevention is a legislative and electoral priority.

February 20, 8:00 AM

Arizona State Capitol, House Lawn
1700 W Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits Advocacy Day
J oin fellow nonprofits for a day of advocacy at the Arizona State Capitol to meet and talk with your local representatives and share important information about your nonprofit and the sector as a whole.

February 25, 11:30 AM

Arizona State Capitol, Senate Lawn
1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Association for the Chronically Mentally Ill (ACMI)
ACMI’s Day at the Capitol will provide information and updates on the numerous mental health bills impacting the seriously mentally ill . These bills include funding for housing, diversion programs, corrections reform, pilot project for SMI transition from prison, PSRB and Arizona State Hospital reform, and tax credits for employers. All are welcome; ACMI will be providing breakfast and lunch for all those who register.

March 12, 2020

Arizona State Capitol
1700 W. Washington St, Phoenix, AZ 85007

Contact MHA AZ

To promote the mental health and wellbeing of all Arizonan's through education, advocacy and the shaping of public policy.

MHA AZ Board of Directors

Josh Mozell, JD, Board Chair
Chuck Goldstein, MD, Vice Chair
Jason Bernstein, CPA, Treasurer
Matthew Moody, MC, Secretary
Karen Pitico, LCSW, MPH
Marcus Johnson, MPH
Laurie Goldstein
Chuck Montgomery
Amanda Stamps
Adwoa John
Laura Dix, MS
Gregory Robins
Beth Brady, LAC

MHA AZ Staff

Erin Callinan, MSW, Associate Director