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Virtual Lobbying Week to Support CESSA


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Virtual Lobbying Week to Support CESSA

October 12 @ 8:00 AM October 16 @ 5:00 PM

From October 12th to 16th, Advance Your Leadership Power members will hold a virtual campaign for CESSA. We are asking mental health professionals, community organizations, and community residents to join us in advocating for CESSA, and to share your testimonies about how and why CESSA can fill a key gap in emergency mental and behavioral health needs. CESSA is NOT based on a co-responder model, in which police are accompanied by social workers. Instead, CESSA aims to take the load off the law enforcement system by more appropriate response to non-violent emergency situations. You can find more specific information about CESSA and what CESSA would do here. Learn more about how to get involved here.

Virtual Lobbying Week Schedule

Monday, October 12 – Friday, October 16

  • October 12: Advocate Personal Testimony Day
  • October 13: Emergency Responder/Professional Testimony Day
  • October 14: Illinois House Advocacy Day
  • October 15: Illinois Senate Advocacy Day
  • October 16: Governor of Illinois Advocacy Day

After our Week of Action, join us for an online mobilizing meeting. Date TBD.