Want to get involved? This is a roundup of legislative advocacy events for January 2020. Please note that some have admission fees and all events are subject to change due to changes in the legislative calendar. These events are not hosted by us, but these are all great organizations–please check with them for any changes to the schedule. Check out our events calendar for meetings and events hosted by the Fulton County Democratic Party Committee.
Environmental Issues: Sierra Club GA – To Be announced
The Sierra Club GA is launching 3 campaigns to mobilize around priorities in the GA Legislature; clean energy, transportation & good government. To get involved and sign up to receive notifications about legislation and advocacy events go to https://www.sierraclub.org/georgia/blog/2019/12/help-us-fight-for-environment-georgia-legislature-2020
ACLU of Georgia Community Lobbyist Training – Tues. Jan. 7
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Join the ACLU of GA for community lobbyist training. Learn about the state legislature, how a bill becomes a law, and how you can become a community lobbyist.
Legislative Advocacy Workshop 2020 – Sat. Jan. 11
11:00 am – 4:30 pm, $15 advance/$20 at door. Learn to be a strong advocate for reproductive rights. Open to the public, hosted by Feminist Women’s Health Center – Atlanta
58th Annual Wild Hog Supper – Sun. Jan. 12
5:30 pm – 7:30pm, $35. Eat BBQ and rub shoulders with state leaders, hosted by Georgia Food Bank Association
Class is Back in Session & Pink Out the Halls: Mon. Jan 13
Planned Parenthood Southeast Advocates has regular advocacy education events on Wednesday mornings during the session; to kick off this year they’re wrapping the Capitol to show the state legislature that they won’t back down. To find out more go to:
The Ratification of the ERA and what it Means for Georgia: Mon. Jan 13
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Join National ERA Advocate Sharon J Hill to discuss the current state of the Equal RIghts Amendment in Georgia and where we go from here.
Georgia Healthcare Unscrambled – Tues. Jan 14
7:30 am –11:30 am, The Freight Depot, $50. Georgians for a Healthy Future hosts this annual event to discuss health care issues coming up in the GA legislature.
2020 Common Cause Legislative Kickoff – Thurs. Jan. 16
9:00 am –12:00 pm. First lobby day with Advocacy 101 training for those who haven’t “worked the rope line” before. Common Cause is a non-partisan watchdog against corruption, abuse of power & advocate for voting integrity. Common cause hosts biweekly lobby days on Thursdays: Thursdays, 1/30, 2/6, 3/12 at 9am. Hosted by Common Cause Georgia
Talk Justice Tuesday – Tues. Jan. 21
8:00 am – 12:00 pm, Coverdell Legislative Office Building. Learn about issues in the criminal justice system, from local governments’ reliance on money from fines and fees to the privatization of prisons driving mass incarceration (and more).
Georgia Budget Policy Institute/ Insights 2020 – Fri. Jan. 24
$75 tickets required. Annual policy conference giving up to date budget and fiscal policy information. Keynote speaker Nikole Hannah Jones, architect of NY Magazines 1619 project.
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention GA State Capitol Day – Date To be Announced
Advocate to pass HB580 Youth Mental Protection Act prohibiting conversion therapy. For more information go to https://afsp.org/chapter/afsp-georgia/
Georgia Equality Advocacy Training 2020 – Sat. Jan. 25
1:00 pm- 4:00 pm. Legislative update and advocacy training on LGBTQ issues. Hosted by Georgia Equality
2020 Maternal and Infant Health Policy Breakfast – Wed. Jan. 29
7:30-2:30 $50+ Policymakers and GA legislators will discuss what maternal and health issues will be addressed in 2020. Hosted by Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia
Fair Districts Lobby Days – Wed. Jan. 29
8:00 am – 1:00 pm Free, but space limited so RSVP. Advocate for fairness in districting. https://www.facebook.com/FairDistrictsGA/posts/2499023517023299
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