Become an Advocate


Policy change is one major way we can make a difference in the lives of people living with mental health

conditions and their families. NAMI’s legislative and public policy priority is to support Americans affected

by mental illness’ opportunities to build better lives. NAMI advocates for an array of issues including:

  • Securing better funding for research

  • Protecting people’s access to treatment and services

  • Attaining mental health parity


NAMI maintains an active presence in the U.S. Capitol, the Oregon Capitol and with our Clackamas County Board of Commissioners on priority issues, advocating for national and state laws, as well as county and local policies and ordinances that will ensure that people get the help they need. 

We have work to do and we need your help!

Here are ways you can help:

Register to vote, or update your voter registration if you've moved since the last election

  • Sign our voter pledge and return to NAMI Clackamas office, and we'll remind you to vote when it's time!

  • Learn about NAMI's policy priorities and what questions to ask your local candidates

  • Learn what local candidates have to say about mental health with NAMI Clackamas's candidate questionnaire.

  • Take a photo explaning why mental health has your vote--just print this PDF and write in the reason! Make sure to tag the photo #Act4MentalHealth on social media.

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