Advocacy Day at the Capitol
March 2, 2020 7:30 a.m.
Twenty-seven disciples representing 11 congregations and Central Outreach and Advocacy Center came to Advocacy Day, starting our day at Central Presbyterian. They were educated about the budget, current legislation, and guidelines on speaking to their elected officials.
Then across the street to the Gold Dome.
Specifically, we advocated for:
-HR 1280, to create a Joint Study Committee on preventing childhood lead poisoning;
-Extending post-partum Medicaid coverage for new mothers, thus reducing the maternal mortality rate;
-Restoring the proposed cuts to the budget for local health departments, funding for mental health, addictive disease services, and child and adolescent mental health;
-HB 1022, to require written eviction notices and the right to cure debts before eviction filing, thus diminishing homelessness.
Our great Advocate, Elizabeth Appley, led the way. Watch this space and our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for ongoing updates, and advocacy alerts.
While the 2020 lobby day is over, our advocacy continues everyday as we
Make Georgia Better!