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Central Presbyterian Church

201 Washington Street, SW

Atlanta, GA 30303

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Join GCDD at the Capitol this legislative session to learn about policies affecting people with disabilities and join advocates from across the state in speaking with elected officials about these very important issues. We need your help to educate Georgia’s lawmakers about topics important to our community, like the DD Waiver Waiting List, Employment, Inclusive Post-Secondary Education, the UNLOCK! Coalition, and Medicaid.

Register early to secure your spot!

Remaining 2018 GCDD Advocacy Day Themes:

Advocacy Day #6 Medicaid (March 15) - Medicaid is the lifeline for people with disabilities to live in their community. Come join us in educating our legislators about the importance of Medicaid in our lives. Remember in GA, Medicaid goes by many names: NOW/COMP Waiver, ICWP, CCSP, SOURCE, Katie Beckett, and GAPP just to name a few.


2018 Advocacy Day Agenda

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Arrival & Registration at Central Presbyterian Church

9:00 AM – 9:20 AM Welcome & Understand the Legislative Ask

9:20 AM – 9:40 AM Demonstration of a visit with a Legislator

9:40 AM – 10:10 AM Break into teams to practice the Legislative Visit

10:10 AM – 12:30 PM Go to the Capitol in teams to call legislators to the ropes


During Advocacy Day the State Capitol is full of people and energy. Imagine the hustle and bustle of a mall during the holidays. There are lots of crowds, noise and tight places to navigate. Don’t worry though because we can help you while you are there. We simply want to make you aware of the environment ahead of time. If this environment feels like it might be untenable for you, consider requesting a one-on-one meeting with your legislator in his or her office.

To find your state legislators, you may visit the following website and enter your home street address at https://openstates.org/

Once you know who your state representative is, you can look up their picture, office location, phone number, assistant’s name, short biography, and contact information here by searching for their last name in the alphabetical listing provided http://www.house.ga.gov/Representatives/en-US/HouseMembersList.aspx

You can find the same information for your state senator by searching for their last name in the alphabetical listing at http://www.senate.ga.gov/senators/en-US/SenateMembersList.aspx

FAQs

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Bring photo identification. You will need it to pass through security in the Capitol.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

MARTA:

Take Blue line to Georgia State MARTA Transit station and use the MLK Jr. Drive exit. Head right on MLK Jr. Drive for 1.5 blocks. Central Presbyterian Church will be on the corner of MLK Jr. Drive and Washington Street.


Parking options:

Steve Polk Plaza
65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA
Located near Underground Atlanta & Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.

Capitol Lot Daily
218 Capitol Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Located on Capitol Avenue near the State Capitol.

Pete Hackney
162 Jesse Hill Jr., Drive, Atlanta, GA
Located at the corner of Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and Decatur Street.

Archives Surface Lot/Fraser Street Surface Lot
359 Fraser Street, Atlanta, GA

What can I not bring into the event?

Weapons are not allowed in the State Capitol. Please leave all knives, guns and other such items at home.


What if I don't know who my State Senator or State Representative is? You can find out at https://openstates.org

Who can I contact the with any questions?

Contact Stacey Ramirez at sramirez@thearc.org or 470-222-6088.


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Central Presbyterian Church

201 Washington Street, SW

Atlanta, GA 30303

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