By now, you’ve heard that the 2017 Georgia General Assembly will begin on Monday, January 9, 2017. You’ve likely also heard about the onslaught of anti-LGBT bills that Georgia Equality has led the fight against for the past 3 years. What we want to make sure you know though, is how you can be involved in our work at the state capitol, and how you can make sure we continue to keep anti-LGBT bills from becoming law and how we can begin to push for full nondiscrimination protections for LGBT Georgians.
Get trained on the issues and the process!
This year, Georgia Equality has scheduled two Citizen Advocacy Trainings:
the first will be held on Saturday, January 28th at 11 am and will focus on LGBT issues generally, including fighting anti-LGBT bills, and pushing for full nondiscrimination protections for LGBT Georgians. Click here to RSVP to the January 28th training.
the second training will be held on Wednesday, February 15 at 6:00 PM and will focus specifically on GE’s HIV/AIDS advocacy. Attendees will get briefed on the latest in the fight against HIV in Georgia, and what Georgia Equality is working on the fight the virus as well as the stigma. Click here to RSVP to the February 15th HIV Advocacy training.
Become one of Georgia Equality’s Citizen Advocates at the Capitol!
After you’ve gotten trained, come to the capitol with Georgia Equality and speak to your legislators about the issues that are important to LGBT Georgians! Our first citizen lobby day will be AIDS Watch Georgia, focusing on HIV/AIDS in Georgia and will be held on the morning of February 16th. To RSVP to AIDS Watch Georgia, click here!
Other lobby days will be scheduled during the session to respond to legislation moving around the capitol. Watch your email for information on those events!
It’s sure to be an exciting session, and we hope you’ll be involved!