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2019 Georgia March For Life & Memorial Service, Liberty Plaza, Atlanta

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Liberty Plaza

Capitol Avenue Southwest

Atlanta, GA 30334

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All southeastern United States pro-life supporters are encouraged to plan ahead to attend the 2019 Georgia March for Life and Memorial Service on Tuesday, January 22 at Atlanta's Liberty Plaza, across from the State Capitol.

The event is intended to express sorrow for the more than 60 million children denied the chance at life, as well as for the women and men who have had their lives damaged by abortion. Families, friends, whole communities have been affected by the scourge of abortion.

“The blood-stained statistics on abortion remain horrific,” said Georgia Right to Life (GRTL) President Ricardo Davis. “But we need to look past the numbers and see the humanity of each person affected by this tragedy. They're family members, co-workers, fellow students and church members. Whether abortion is forced on a helpless victim as occurs in human trafficking, or occurs for another reason, abortion is an evil that has this nation in a death grip and that must be broken.

“The blood of those innocent precious children cries out for justice,” Davis said. “I ask all pro-life supporters to join GRTL at the Georgia March for Life --recommitting to the cause of Personhood-- protecting those who can’t protect themselves. Together we will advance Personhood in Georgia through more prayer and teaching on the sanctity of life in our churches; more education in our communities; and more discernment in selecting our representatives in the legislature, law enforcement, and in the courts. We must be united in our message to lawmakers and jurists that we will no longer tolerate abortion on demand in Georgia.”

The Annual Memorial Service
Each year hundreds of pro-life supporters gather at Liberty Plaza for a memorial service that includes a pro-life prayer service at 11:00 am; praise and song at 11:30 am; and a pro-life testimony, followed by the keynote address.

The Georgia March For Life
After the memorial service, thousands of pro-life Georgians will then join in a one-mile silent march against the tragic loss of life since Roe v. Wade at the 2019 Georgia March for Life beginning at 1:00 pm.

In the months ahead, please gather friends and family members to join you at the 2019 Georgia March for Life. Be counted as one of thousands who cares enough to join others to silently pray and walk through the streets of Atlanta as we remember the millions of pre-born babies lost to abortion.

RAIN OR SHINE EVENT
The Georgia March For Life is a rain or shine event, there will be no cancellation due to inclement weather.

PARKING** AND DIRECTIONS
For the Capitol and Liberty Plaza - Liberty Plaza is located at the corner of Martin Luther King and Capitol Avenue across from the Capitol. **Please note - No matter which direction you arrive from by car, you'll need to park off site and then walk to Liberty Plaza. The closest parking can be found at the Pete Hackney Parking Deck at 162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE Atlanta, 30303.
(Cash is not accepted)

MARTA: The Georgia State Capitol building at 206 Washington Street SW is only one block away from the Georgia State MARTA station on the blue/green rail line.

Directions via MARTA: Take a blue or green line train to the Georgia State station. If you are traveling from the red or gold rail line, exit at the Five Points station and follow the signs to the eastbound platform. Get on the first eastbound train and ride one stop. Once at the Georgia State station, take the Piedmont Avenue exit out of the station, turn left and walk about a block. Walking time is less than 10 minutes.

Bus Parking: Buses should go to the west side of Washington Street in front of the Capitol to determine if parking is available in that location. If it is not, buses will be rerouted by Capitol security. Church buses with church identification information on the side of the bus are given preference with available parking.

Vehicle Parking: Public parking surrounding the Capitol can be found on this interactive map. Parking fees vary by lot. Certain lots may be closed due to the legislative session.

The following lots are always open to the public if spaces are available:

**Pete Hackney 162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive Atlanta, GA 30303** closest to Liberty Plaza
**Steve Polk Plaza Parking is located on M.L. King, Jr., Drive, one block from the Capitol
**A surface lot is located on Memorial Drive, one block from the Capitol
**Underground Parking: A parking garage is located on the north side of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, two blocks from the Capitol

From the South:
Take I-75/85 North to Exit 245 (Capitol Avenue).
At the bottom of the exit ramp, continue straight through the stop sign.
At the first traffic light, turn left onto Hank Aaron Drive.
Liberty Plaza will be approximately one mile down on the right.

From the North:
Take I-75/85 South to Exit 248A (Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive).
Bear right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
Liberty Plaza will be on the left just before you get to the Capitol.

From the East:
Take I-20 West to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue).
Turn right on Capitol Avenue.
Liberty Plaza will be approximately one mile down on the right.

From the West:
Take I-20 East to Exit 56B (Windsor St./Spring St./Stadium).
At the third light, turn left onto Central Avenue.
Go to Mitchell Street and turn right.
Liberty Plaza will be two blocks down and directly in front of you at the traffic light.

Pete Hackney Garage: One local parking garage is the Pete Hackney Garage at 162 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA 30303. It is opposite the back side of the Georgia State MARTA station, two blocks from the Capitol. The cost for daily parking is $10 and payable upon entry. (Cash is not accepted)

Directions: Take the MLK exit off 75-85. Take the first Right (Jesse Hill Dr) and drive under the tubes and MARTA tracks overhead. There are two garage entrances in that block—take the second one. The cost for daily parking is $10 and payable upon entry. (Cash is not accepted)

For more information, please call the Georgia Right to Life office at 770.339.6880, or email stateoffice@grtl.org.

EVENT FAQs

1. Will the event be rescheduled due to inclement weather?The Georgia March For Life is a rain or shine event, there will be no cancellation due to inclement weather.

2. Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event? There are no ID or minimum age requirements. The Georgia March For Life is a family-friendly event permitted by the City of Atlanta who will provide security at the Memorial Service and March. Small children must be in strollers or under close supervision.

3. What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? For a list of several parking options in downtown Atlanta, as well as driving directions from around the city, visit http://www.libs.uga.edu/capitolmuseum/about/directions.html.

4. What can I bring into the event? Signs are permitted at the event but they must be hand held and are not allowed to have sticks or posts attached. A personal picture ID is required in the event you intend to enter the State Capitol Building. The event will be conducted at Liberty Plaza and in the public right of way along Atlanta city streets.

5. How can I contact the organizer with any questions? For more information, please call the Georgia Right to Life office at 770.339.6880, or email stateoffice@grtl.org.

ACCESS TO THE CAPITOL

Parking: Spaces for visitors with disabilities are located on Mitchell Street. Vehicles may stop briefly at the loading zone to drop off passengers.

Entrances: Visitors in wheelchairs may enter the Capitol from the loading zone off of Mitchell Street and from Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive via ramps which provide access to the first (ground) floor.

Elevators: The elevators are located on the east and west sides of the Capitol.

Restrooms: Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the first, third and fourth floors of the Capitol building. Facilities for ladies are located on the first floor, inside the Capitol Avenue entrance and on the third floor in room 342. Men's facilities can be found on the first floor and on the fourth floor adjacent to the House Gallery.

Water Fountains: Accessible water fountains can be found near the first floor restrooms on the east side of the Capitol and inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive entrance.

Telephones: Both a TDD and a Volume Control Telephone are located on the first floor of the Capitol in the restroom area.

Galleries: Wheelchair spaces are provided in the Senate and House galleries and most legislative committee meeting rooms are accessible.

Capitol Grounds: The paths leading to points of interest on the Capitol grounds are paved.

Security: In compliance with security regulations, all visitors must enter the Capitol through a metal detector; the X-ray machine must examine hand-carried items. No weapons, including pocket knives, are allowed in the Capitol. These items should be left in a vehicle because security is not able to hold these items. In addition, off-duty law enforcement officers will not be allowed to carry their weapons while they are inside the Capitol.

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