Your participation in this year’s WA Muslim Lobby Day will ensure that our communities continue to build influence in state politics.
At the event, you will join 500 Muslims from across the state as you enjoy delicious breakfast and lunch, march together to the Capitol Building, rally at the Capitol Steps, meet in groups with your state lawmakers in their offices, take guided tours of State Capitol Building and Campus, and learn how Washington State Muslims can build real political power in our communities!
Click here to register now for the 2015 WA Muslim Lobby Day, and sign up to take our luxury buses from your city to Olympia and back. Advance registration is required. Deadline for discount registration is Jan. 10, 2015
Cities where we have buses include Seattle, Mountlake, Terrace, Tukwila, Kent, Tacoma, Redmond, Richland, Spokane Yakima, Pullman, Bellingham, and many more. Buses from western WA cities will pick you up early morning on Monday, Jan. 19, 2015 at about 7 am (actual times will vary and we will inform you 2 days ahead), and will arrive in Olympia by 8:45 am. Buses from Central and Eastern WA cities will leave the day before the event, Sunday Jan. 18, 2015 at about 10am, and will arrive in Olympia by 3pm, allowing time for you to explore downtown Olympia the evening before the event (Please see next section for lodging options). At least 2 days before the event, we will call and email you with a specific bus pick-up location in your city. This will make your trip as convenient and enjoyable as possible.
You can also choose to drive your own vehicle if you prefer. Click here to download the address and directions to Olympia Center where the morning breakfast will be held.
If you live in Central or Eastern Washington we will help you make lodging arrangements in Olympia well in advance to ensure you have an enjoyable experience. If you are coming from Central or Eastern Washington, you have two options for lodging in Olympia:
1) Stay at the Governor Hotel in downtown Olympia. CAIR-WA can cover the cost of hotels for those registered to take buses from Eastern and Central WA cities. We will make hotel reservations for you after you register and will inform you of your room number.
Or, if you would like to cover the cost of your hotel room, please note that rooms with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed are available at a special rate of $91 (including all taxes & fees) if you mention "CAIR" or "Muslim Lobby Day." Call the Governor Hotel at 360.352.7700 to make reservations and provide your credit/debit card to reserve the room under your name.
The hotel reservations include complimentary wireless internet and a hot breakfast. The hotel is located 6 blocks from the Olympia Center where we will have our morning assembly. If you are taking the bus to Olympia from Central or Eastern WA, your bus will take you to the Governor Hotel and will also take you to the morning assembly location from the hotel on the event date. This is already included in your event registration.
2) You can stay with a friend or relative in Olympia. If you plan to do this, please inform us when you register for the event, so that we do not reserve a hotel room for you.
4 ways you can help us organize the best lobby day ever:
and include your complete contact information.
Talk to your friends and family members, have them take a day off work on Jan. 19, and to register by Jan. 10!
Click here to help us cover the cost of this event by signing up for a monthly tax-deductible gift online.
Click here to download a high resolution event poster in pdf format. Print some copies and post them at your local mosque, community centers, restaurants, libraries, halal/ethnic stores etc.
Resources to help you prepare:
You will learn how laws are passed and how they affect your life every day!
You will see first-hand how state politics works through training, meetings and discussions
You will have the unique opportunity to meet your lawmakers face to face, express your concerns and listen to their positions on issues important to you and your family!