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Nothing About Us Without Us
People with direct lived experience have a knowledge and understanding of how systems and policies operate that is often not part of the policymaking process. It is critical that we meaningfully include people from underserved populations who have direct, lived experience with policy issues when we are working to improve how policies serve communities.

In our free webinar on Thursday, March 23rd at 12:30pm, we will discuss House Bill 1541, The Nothing About Us Without Us Act. We will address why we need HB 1541, what HB 1541 would do, and what we can do to help HB 1541 become law.

Panelists include:

* Washington state Representative Darya Farivar, prime sponsor of House Bill 1541

* Sunshine Cheng, Cross Disability Advocacy Network Coordinator at Disability Rights Washington

* Eric Matthes, Community Advocacy Coordinator at The Arc of King County

* Kristin DiBiase, Associate Dean for Student Affairs at Seattle University School of Law

* Ivanova Smith, Activist Advocate for AtWork!

* Courtney Thom, board member of People First of Washington, President of the Lewis County Chapter of Self Advocates in Leadership (SAIL), and an officer on the National Council of Self Advocates (NCSA)

* Laura Van Tosh, coordinator of the Mental Health Policy Roundtable, a member of the disability community, and a leader in the psychiatric disability community

Spanish interpretation and closed captioning in English will be provided.

Moderated by League of Education Voters Acting CEO Arik Korman.

Mar 23, 2023 12:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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