WA. Association for Substance Abuse & Violence Prevention LAUNCHES on-line new platform!

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WASAVP Launches Votility On-line Prevention Advocacy Platform

Prevention advocates and WASAVP members, we have some exciting news for you!

As you know, WASAVP has always made advocating for sound substance abuse and violence prevention policy a top priority. Recently, with the deregulation of spirits sales and legalization of retail marijuana, advocacy is more important than ever.

Today, we are pleased to announce a new web-based technology that will inform and empower our advocacy efforts like never before. This new advocacy platform will keep all of us apprised of legislative developments on the federal and state levels and allow us to quickly and easily contact our legislators.


Now, we’ll be able to receive news on bills and legislative issue and be able to support the prevention field in responding quickly, with a new level of effectiveness.

A team working together always achieves much more–and the community of substance abuse prevention advocates in Washington is STRONG.

Votility,” our new grassroots advocacy portal, will help give everyone in the prevention community a loud and clear voice on policy issues that affect substance abuse and violence prevention issues important to youth, families and communities. By working together, our voices will be heard by decision makers BEFORE they are ready to act.

The features and benefits of Votility include:

  • “One click” letter sending to elected officials
  • Easy access to pertinent bill information
  • Simple and confidential user accounts
  • WASAVP comments pre-loaded on select bills
  • Automatically detects user’s senator and representatives
  • Ability to send to groups like the Liquor Control Board

With the 2015 legislative session underway, and already over 60 bills to track relating to alcohol expansion, medical marijuana reform, prevention funding, youth safety and more, we are very excited to launch this site now.


The platform will continue to grow over time, but it is ready to go now–so let your voice be heard!


Please see below to take action by creating an account today and send your own message to Washington legislators.


Yours in Prevention,




Take Action

1. Click the link below and follow prompts to create your own FREE VOTILITY ACCOUNT:



2. Forward this information to fellow prevention advocates, friends and allies interested in commenting on legislation that impacts substance abuse prevention in Washington State.


3. For your reference: WASAVP’s position statement on medical marijuana reform (click here to download).


4. Questions: contact WASAVP (click here).




Our website has more information about WASAVP and links to past Action Alerts.

Join our discussion list connect@wasavp.org to connect with prevention professionals. Please click here to sign up.

The Athena Forum is another great resource for prevention professionals to develop, update, and sustain their substance abuse prevention work.

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