TO: NAMI State Organization and Affiliate Leaders
FROM: Katrina Gay, Director of Communications
firstname.lastname@example.org * 703-524-7600, ext 7916
Mary Giliberti, Director of Policy and Advocacy
Maryg@nami.org * 703-524-7600, ext. 7948
DATE: September 19, 2006
SUBJECT: NAMI tools and support for state and federal elections in 2006
This memo includes urgent, time-sensitive information regarding the 2006 state and federal elections.
As candidates campaign for state and federal elections this fall, many NAMI advocates, leaders, and members will be engaging in the debate as part of their commitment to the NAMI movement and mission. In support of this effort, we have assembled some tools for you to use in elevating the issues of mental illness.
NAMI is providing additional resources for you to use below:
View the grade that your state mental health system received from NAMI's Grading the States Report
2006 Voting Guide Description
This quad fold guide is perfect to distribute prior to Election Day. It is designed for those who might be new to the procedure of voting and reminds them where to go, what to bring and when voting is available at each site.
Backup of Federal Insurance Parity
Directed at candidates, this letter clearly explains the importance of mental health parity.
NAMI Candidate Forums
Candidate Forums sponsored by NAMI Minnesota.
Health Care Benefits
Similar in substance to the "Federal Insurance Parity" letter, this letter is directed at existing NAMI members. It gives them background on the state laws on parity and the importance of parity for mental illness.
This flyer is designed to distribute to candidates. It explains important issues surrounding mental illness.
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