Alerts and Advocacy Days at the Georgia Capitol

The Anti-Human Trafficking Protective Response Act (HB 234) has been filed in the Georgia House of Representatives. This bill is designed to protect youth victims from criminal liability and ensure that they receive trauma-informed services. Learn more and more about how you can help here.

Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities Link to various days and their focus. 

Thanks to Voices for Georgia's Children for the list of State House and State Senate Leadership.

Do you want to support Second Chance with Georgia Justice Project? Visit Second Chance  for ways to advocate for this movement. 

Georgia ACT: Housing Day at the Capitol 2019, Wednesday, February 27, 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. at Atlanta City Hall, Old Council Chambers. Join the Housing For All Georgians Coalition (formerly Housing Georgia) for 2019 Housing Day at the Capitol, which will include advocacy training, updates, and opportunities to speak with legislators about key issues and efforts that impact housing affordability for communities and vulnerable populations – seniors, veterans, youth and the homeless. Registration is free for all and includes breakfast and lunch — learn more and RSVP here.

Advocacy Day with Faithful Locals, Wednesday, March 13. The morning will start at 9:00 a.m. with a brief training session to provide an overview of the citizen advocacy process. Coffee and doughnuts will welcome you. Reps. Mary Margaret Oliver and Matt Wilson and State Senator Elena Parent have been invited to discuss legislation currently under consideration. Once training is completed, a walk across the street to the Capitol and advocacy will begin. Contact Suzanne Wakefield at for meeting specifics.

Come join Faith in Public Life at the state Capitol on March 13 --  coffee and conversation about the biggest issues affecting people of faith before walking across the street to talk with your legislators. March 13, at 9:30 a.m. Greene Conference Room, Central Presbyterian, 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta. Email if you're interested in coming, and he will help you connect with your legislators beforehand and make your day as productive as possible.

Children's Mental Health Day at the Capitol May 9 This event focuses on the importance of an integrated approach to caring for the mental health needs of children, youth, and young adults, as well as their families.


Wednesday, January 16, Voices for Georgia’s Children Child Advocacy Learning Lab (GA-CALL)

MAAC Day at the Capitol Thursday, January 17, the Multi-Agency Alliance for Children (MAAC)
Jan. 19, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Learn How to Influence Your Legislators Workshop, The Cathedral of St. Philip
Learn the nuts and bolts of advocating for immigrant rights under the Gold Dome. The workshop is co-sponsored by Tzedek Georgia and the New Sanctuary Movement of Atlanta. More info: Tom Hagood,

Saturday, Jan. 26, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Advocating for the World We Want: Advocacy Training, North Decatur Presbyterian Church, 611 Medlock Rd, Decatur, 30033. Hosted by IndivisibleGA04. Join us for a training with Tzedek Georgia and The New Sanctuary Movement on influencing your legislators as the state legislative session begins. Please kindly RSVP for this free training so we can contact you about venue confirmation and so we'll have enough coffee and doughnuts. Free event but small donations are welcomed. Please indicate in the R.s.v.p. the areas in which you are interested in advocating.

Presbyterians for a Better Georgia presents Advocacy Training - Tuesday, January 29, 2 at First Presbyterian Church Atlanta. Click here to register.

Lutheran Advocacy Day, Feb. 2, 2019, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., St. John's, 1410 Ponce De Leon Avenue NE . Workshops on Creation Care by Ga. Interfaith Power & Light, Migration by Lutheran Services, Congregational Advocacy, Criminal Justice Reform by Southern Poverty Law Center.

Second Chance Day at the Capitol! Expanding Expungement of Convictions in Georgia, February 5, 2019, 9:30 a.m., Georgia State Capitol, Room 406, Register Now. Is an old conviction on your record holding you back? Are you an advocate for people who have been involved with the criminal justice system?

Presbyterians for a Better Georgia and Central Presbyterian Church host a "Day at the Capitol" - Wednesday, Feb. 6. A morning of advocacy training, issue briefings, and meetings with your elected representatives. We will advocate for better access to healthcare and affordable housing. Click here to register.

Mental Health Day at the Capitol, Breakfast starts at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 8, at the Georgia Freight Depot. Get details and register at this site.

United Way Day at the Capitol. With a new governor and many new state lawmakers, the 2019 legislative session represents a significant opportunity to build awareness of the value of United Way’s work to advance Child Well-Being.You are invited to advocate for Child Well-Being among our policymakers at this special event. Featuring Governor Kemp and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms (invited). Heavy appetizers along with wine, beer and soft drinks. Musical entertainment. Valet parking onsite. $25 per person Register Here

The New Americans Celebration, Feb. 14, is the annual day of education and outreach for refugees, immigrants, and Georgia community members who support them. Every year over 300 volunteers engage with legislators and share why refugees and immigrants should continue to be welcome in Georgia. Guests are asked to register here.

Interfaith Children’s Movement Day at the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Georgia State Capitol, South Wing. Email if you have questions.

Eighth annual Justice Day at the Capitol on February 26, 2019. Visit for more information. Join advocates, directly affected individuals, and concerns citizens to connect, share your experience with your legislators, and hear from leaders in the reform movement.

Capital Conservation Day Join Georgia WAND and the Georgia Water Coalition to speak with law makers about issues dealing with the quality of Georgia's ground water. Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Central Presbyterian Church at 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. This is a free event organized by the coalition's 200+ partner organizations. Advance registration is required. Email if you have questions or would like more information. 

Georgia Women's Lobby Day on Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event will be a woman-centered gathering to educate, celebrate and inspire Georgia women to flex their civic engagement muscle while the state legislature debates spending and policy priorities. Attendees will hear the latest data on the status of women in Georgia, connect with organizations working on a wide variety of issues impacting women, hear from the National Women's Law Center on momentum around the country on issues and enjoy remarks from several inspirational local speakers. Georgia Women's Lobby Day is being coordinated by GBPI and the YWCA of Greater Atlanta but is owned by all who care about women’s health, safety and economic empowerment. Registration is free and includes breakfast.

Come join Faith in Public Life at the State Capitol. Come for coffee and conversation about the biggest issues affecting people of faith before walking across the street to talk with your legislators. February 25, at 9:30 a.m., Tull Conference Room, Central Presbyterian, 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta. Email if you're interested in coming, and he can help you connect with your legislators beforehand and make your day as productive as we can.

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