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Georgia Advocacy Days 2018 Announced

The 2018 Georgia Legislative Session has started and Advocacy Days for the Disability Community have been scheduled!

Circle photo: the Georgia State Capitol buiklding with a focus on the main dome architecture.Advocacy Days are a great way to join others in the community to raise awareness and voice concerns of current issues being addressed during the legislative session like funding, support systems, and potential new laws.

This year there, we will be attending three of these days and would like to invite consumers to attend with us to meet with others in the disability community from across Georgia, to meet with legislators, and work to make the disability community’s voice heard.

The Advocacy Days we will be attending are:

  • Senior Day at the Capitol – February 7
  • Independent Living Day at the Capitol – February 8
  • National Federation of the Blind of Georgia Blind Day at the Capitol – February 12

All Advocacy Days will be held at the Capitol in Atlanta. Times will depend on each date.

Are you interested in attending one of these Advocacy Days to let your voice be heard? Gaylon Tootle is organizing all transportation and registration for these days. Please call him at 706-724-6262 or email him directly.

 

There are additional Advocacy Days being organized by the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities to raise awareness on specific legislative points. We as an organization cannot attend all of the Advocacy Days but we want to be sure the community is aware of all that is happening at the capitol. The additional Advocacy Days GCDD is organizing are:

  • DD Waivers – January 23
  • Employment – January 31
  • Medicaid – February 14
  • UNLOCK! Coalition – February 15
  • Inclusive Post-Secondary Education – February 22
  • Medicaid – March 15

For more information on these days, visit the GCDD 2018 Advocacy Days registration. You can also contact Gaylon for more info at 706-724-6262.

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