The Texas Counseling Association sponsors three Legislative Advocacy Days during each Texas Legislative session. Visiting your elected officials at the State Capitol is an effective way to influence public policy.
TCA Advocacy Day Attendee Information (Includes parking information)
Tips for Meeting with Legislators
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Find your Representative or Senator
FY2017 Advocacy Resource Manual (Coming Soon!)
Each Advocacy Day begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast in the Capitol Cafeteria, followed by an orientation with resource materials, talking points and updates on bills and committee meetings. TCA staff remains in the Capitol Cafeteria throughout the day to provide support and additional resource materials and to answer questions.
We encourage you to call in advance and schedule an appointment with your Representative and Senator (or their staff) while you are in Austin. If your elected official is not available, ask to meet with the staff person who handles mental health or education issues, depending on your area of interest.Please use your personal email and your personal telephone when contacting your elected officials.
If you have any questions or need assistance with a legislative issue, please contact Jan Friese, TCA Executive Director.