2016 Advocacy Days

Join Us for Advocacy at the Capitol!

GCDD AdvocacyDays2016headerRSPECIAL ALERT: The Wildcard Advocacy Day scheduled for March 1 HAS BEEN CHANGED TO THURSDAY, MARCH 10. All other details remain the same. If you are already registered for the March 1 date, you will be contacted or you can re-register yourself for March 10.

No matter how robust our legislative agenda, we cannot be successful in our efforts without YOU – the voices of the people with disabilities, their families, and other allies. We will be holding a series of advocacy days along with our annual Disability Day at the Capitol. Each advocacy day will have training, visits with legislators and networking with others in our community.

Registration: Please review the information below and fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page to register for all days EXCEPT for Feb. 9 (Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty), Feb. 18 (Disability Day at the Capitol) and Feb. 24 (ABLE Act). Registration for those days is by separate contacts listed below.


2016 Advocacy Days

Time: All advocacy days will run from 8:30 AM till approximately 12:30 PM (unless otherwise noted below).
Location:
Central Presbyterian Church across from the Georgia State Capitol at 201 Washington Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
(except for the ICWP day as noted below). 
Each attendee MUST be registered individually to provide an accurate count. If you are a group leader or are bringing a support person, you will be able to register additional people after you submit YOUR registration.

We Need More DD (NOW/COMP) Waivers Day
Wednesday, January 20
Register on form below: For additional info, contact Stacey Ramirez at
(sponsored by GCDD and UNLOCK, formerly “Unlock the Waiting Lists”)
Download the NOW/COMP Waiver Fact Sheet here.

Independent Care Waiver Program (ICWP) Raise the Rate Day
Wednesday, January 27
Location: Georgia State Capitol in Room 125 at 8:30 AM, NOT the church as we do on the other days. Plan to arrive at least 30 minutes early (by 8 AM) to allow plenty of time to go through the screening that is required at the Capitol.
Register on form below: For additional info, contact Stacey Ramirez at
(sponsored by GCDD and UNLOCK)
Download the ICWP Fact Sheet and rate card.

Inclusive Post-Secondary Education (IPSE) Day
Tuesday, February 2
Register on form below: For additional info, contact Stacey Ramirez at
(sponsored by GCDD, UNLOCK and the Georgia Inclusive Post-Secondary Education Consortium)
Download the IPSE Fact Sheet here.

Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty
Tuesday, February 9, 9 AM - 12:30 PM
You cannot use the registration form below for this day. For more information and to RSVP, please register, here.
For additional info, contact Kathryn Hamoudah at or 404-688-1202.
(sponsored by GCDD, PAPE Coalition and GFADP)

Employment First Day
Thursday, February 11
Register on form below: For additional info, contact Stacey Ramirez at
(sponsored by GCDD, UNLOCK and the Employment First Coalition)
Download the Employment First Fact Sheet here.

18th Annual Disability Day at the Capitol
Thursday, February 18
Click Here for more info or to register.
(sponsored by GCDD)

ABLE (Achieving a Better Life) Act Coalition Day
WednesdayFebruary 24
You cannot use the registration form below for this day. For more information and to RSVP, please register here.
(sponsored by GCDD, AADD and the Georgia ABLE Coalition)
Download the ABLE Act Fact Sheet here.

Wildcard Day! End-of-Session Advocacy
Please Note this date has been changed. The new date is:
Thursday
, March 10
Register on form below:
For additional info, contact Stacey Ramirez at
(sponsored by GCDD and UNLOCK)

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
To make each advocacy day a success, we are in need of many volunteers. The number of volunteers we will need to help on a given day will depend upon how many people register. If you are interested in helping if needed on the days for which you are registered to attend, please indicate this on the registration form and we will contact you with specifics.

Please see below additional information about parking and accessibility. Thank you for your interest in Advocacy Days!
- Parking around the Georgia State Capitol: https://gba.georgia.gov/general-public-parking
- Map of parking locations: http://1.usa.gov/1NnBRvz
- Information on Public Transportation: https://gba.georgia.gov/transportation
- Capitol Hill Accessibility Guide for Visitors with Disabilities: http://1.usa.gov/1TNQr12


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