ISHA LEGISLATIVE DAY 2018
LEGISLATIVE DAY LUNCHEON AT THE STATE CAPITOL
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2018 - 8:00 am -1:30 pm
ADVOCACY TRAINING: 8:00 am - 11:00 am
LEGISLATIVE LUNCHEON: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
WHAT: Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association
WHEN: Wednesday, January 31st 2018
8:00-11:00 Preparation/training for students or any interested participants
11:30-1:30 Legislative luncheon
WHERE: Indiana State Capitol
200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Training: Supreme Court Chambers- North end of the third floor
Luncheon: South Atrium - second floor
Directional information within the Capitol;
The second floor is considered the main floor. The rotunda is in the middle, the north atrium is the north side of the building that faces Ohio Street. The Supreme Court is on the 3rd floor north end. This is where we will meet in the morning. Our lunch will be in the South Atrium of the 2nd floor.
There are two public entrances. The Capitol Ave. entrance leads you directly on to the main floor; people will turn right from the rotunda. If you use the Senate Ave. door, which is the first floor (basement), people should turn left when they get through security, take another left, and take elevator to 2nd floor. It opens to the north atrium.
Visit website to get driving directions from your location:
WHY: Every year there is legislation that impacts our profession and those we serve. ISHA is fortunate to be well-represented by our lobbyist, Mark Scherer; but it is the personal stories that only we can share that leave a lasting impression on our legislators. It is imperative that our legislators understand 1) the multifaceted roles of speech pathologists and audiologists 2) who/what ISHA is and what our organization does for our profession and our consumers and 3) current legislation impacting our profession and our patients/clients/consumers. Each year has been better than the last. Let’s make this the BEST. WE CAN DO MORE!
Once your plans to attend are confirmed:
Please take that extra moment to send a personal invitation to your state legislators. When contacting legislators, contact both State Senator and State Representative but NOT Congressional legislators. Be sure to let them know that you will be attending and look forward to meeting with them. ISHA has sent an invitation to all of the state legislators but a personal invitation from a constituent is always more effective in getting legislators to attend.
Want to ensure you meet the legislators from your district?
Information for contacting Legislators:
General Assembly information - http://iga.in.gov/
Finding your legislator
https://iga.in.gov/ From here, click on ‘Find Your Legislator’.
This link https://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/ should take you directly there.
Fill in your street address, city, and zip code in the space provided.
The site will identify your legislative district, and state and congressional legislators.
Click on the legislator’s name and this will take you to their site where you will find their phone numbers, how to email, and information regarding bills they have sponsored etc.
Indiana State House
200 W. Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2786
Letters may be addressed to the individual legislator with c/o Indiana House of Representatives or the Indiana Senate.
The TDD Telephone Numbers
TDD (317) 232-0404
TDD (800) 548-9517
Information you need to know:
We cannot enter the building before 7:30.
All visitors are screened using metal detectors.
All bags and packages are screened using x-ray equipment.
Closer but more expensive parking garages:
Embassy Suites (entrances off Capitol and Washington streets)
Hyatt (entrance off Capitol)
Westin (entrance off Washington)
Marriott (entrance off Washington)
Hilton (entrance off Market)
Less expensive but not as close parking garages:
Circle Center Mall Indianapolis has 3 parking garages around the location:
- World of Wonders Garage: 24-hour access (Entrances on Illinois and Maryland)
- Sun Garage: Mon. - Sat.: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m., Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - Midnight (Entrances on Washington and Maryland)
- Moon Garage: Mon. - Sat.: 8:00 a.m. - Midnight, Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (Entrance on Georgia)
Parking Hours & Rates:
Before 5:00pm Mon. - Fri.
0 - 3 hours $2
3 - 4 hours $4