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COUNSELOR
DAY ON THE HILL
ADVOCACY DAY

 Springfield, IL- Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Come advocate for your profession!
We will meet in Springfield. Talk to your state Senator and Representative. Join with other counselors from throughout Illinois to advocate for school counseling concerns and mental health legislation. Both ISCA and IMHCA and non-member Counselors, students and educators are welcome. 

 

We will start out with a short meeting and lunch at the Hoogland Center. 420 S 6th St., Springfield, IL



This is quite close to the Capitol Building. Parking can be found in nearby lots and/or on the street. Make sure you bring coins in case you find a meter that is open!

10:00 am - Training begins (perhaps a bit sooner, depending on when the majority of our participants arrive).
Creation of groups and distribution of folders to each small group based on the number of legislators with which each group will speak.

10:45 Lunch               CICO is buying lunch.

11:45 Head to Capitol

11:45am-2:00 pm - Meet with legislators and observe the process (don't worry, we'll tell everyone what to expect - though some of you are becoming experts yourself!)

3:00-3:30pm - wrap up meetings location Obed & Issacs Micro Brewery 500 S 6th St., Springfield, IL to turn in any leftover materials and debriefing forms. Feel free to stay and chat/unwind. Enjoy a beverage or snack (this will be self-pay).
Anytime after you check back in at Obed & Issacs you can head home and feel proud of your work!

Amtrak Schedule to Springfield:
Leave Chicago 7:00 am Arrive Springfield 10:15 am (Capitol is walking distance from train station)
Cost $20.00 one way
Return: 4:56 pm – Arrive Chicago 8:40 pm

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Questions: 815-787-0515

If you are looking for others to carpool with let us know and we will help out all we can to match people up.

 

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CICO Legislative Update
Update on Illinois Budget from Voices for Illinois Children June 21, 2010

Higher Education "Gainful Employment" Rules to be released this month. (Final rules will be set by November and go into effect in July 2011.)
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INFORMATIONAL NOTICE CONCERNING THE AMERICAN PSYCHOTHERAPY ASSOCIATION AND RELATED ORGANIZATIONS
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