PBG Legislative Priority Issues:
Presbyterians for a Better Georgia maintains a year-in, year-out commitment to advocating in two policy areas that have a direct connection to the ministries of our congregations: creating access for all Georgians to physical and mental healthcare and eliminating homelessness/increasing the availability of affordable housing.
In addition, PBG will advocate on other issues that connect to the Matthew 25 ministries of our congregations.
How to BE an effective Advocate
Express your passion. Let them know why you care.
Make sure the legislator understands how this issue affects you,
your family, and why you care.
Prepare a brief message and a few points that support your position.
Think about the issues you want to raise and why. Assemble a few facts to support your position. Address how this affects you, your family, your community and the State of Georgia.
Walk a mile in the legislator’s shoes. It's important to know what matters to your audience.
Learn about your legislator. Do you know someone in common with them? A personal contact? What part of the state do they represent? If they represent you, be sure to say so! This will build up their interest level. What is their profession or business?