2018 GCDD Candidate Forum on Disability Issues

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James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building/Twin Towers

200 Piedmont Avenue

20th Floor, Floyd Room, West Tower

Atlanta, GA 30334

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Register now for the 2018 GCDD Candidate Forum on Disability Issues! This event will give Georgians with developmental and intellectual disabilities, their families, and community members the opportunity to hear from candidates running for the offices of Secretary of State, Superintendent of Schools, and State Insurance Commissioner as they speak on issues important to the disability community. In addition you will have the opportunity to learn about voting accessibility and what to expect when you go to the polls this November.

This event is free and open to the public, refreshments will be served, and registration is required.

DATE: October 11, 2018
TIME: 5:30 - 8:30 PM. Doors open at 5:00pm
LOCATION: James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building/Twin Towers
200 Piedmont Avenue, 20th floor, Floyd Room
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
COST: Free to the public

Invited candidates include those running for the offices of:

Secretary of State to discuss the issues of importance to them in this election including but not limited to:

  • The challenges that the 1.3 million Georgians with disabilities face when trying to have their voices heard in the election process
  • Accessible polling centers
  • Concise and easy to understand language on ballots
  • Easy to follow absentee ballot eligibility requirements and process

State Superintendent to discuss the issues of importance to them in this election including but not limited to:

  • School to prison pipeline crisis
  • Inclusive K-12 classrooms
  • Transitional support of Inclusive Post-Secondary Education programs

State Insurance Commissioner to discuss the issues of importance to them in this election including but not limited to:

  • Medicaid expansion
  • Access to affordable healthcare
  • Coverage for those with multiple diagnoses

The forum will be moderated by GCDD Council Chairperson Mitzi Profit

For more information email info@gcdd.org. To submit questions for the candidates complete our online form.


FAQs

Are there ID requirements to enter the event?

Bring photo identification. You will need it to pass through security in the James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building.

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

MARTA:

Take Blue line to the Georgia State MARTA Transit station.

The Sloppy Floyd Building is located above the Georgia State MARTA train station. The Georgia State MARTA train station is located on the blue/green line. Once you've arrived at the Georgia State MARTA station take the stairs, escalator, or elevator down one level. Take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station and turn left. The building will be at the end of that block at the corner of Piedmont Avenue and MLK Jr. Drive on your left. Once you enter the main lobby turn left and go to the West Tower security guard post located in front of the elevator bay. The security guard will require a valid photo I.D. to enter the tower. Take elevators to 20th floor --- where ballrooms are located.


DRIVING/PARKING:

Park at Butler Deck at 160 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. Take elevators to Bridge Level (BR) --- 3rd Floor. Take a left as you step off the elevators to follow the breezeway into the Floyd Building. Once you come into the building, you are in the East Tower --- walk across the Plaza toward the West Tower. The security guard on post will require a valid photo I.D. to enter the tower. Take elevators to 20th floor --- where ballrooms are located.


What can I not bring into the event?

Weapons are not allowed in the James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building. Please leave all knives, guns and other such items at home.


Who can I contact the with any questions?

Contact GCDD at info@gcdd.org or 404-657-2126.

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James H. "Sloppy" Floyd Building/Twin Towers

200 Piedmont Avenue

20th Floor, Floyd Room, West Tower

Atlanta, GA 30334

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