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What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates

What's Happening in Washington?: Federal Disability Policy Updates
by Alison Barkoff and Molly Burgdorf, Center for Public Representation With the 2018 midterm elections behind us and a new Congress beginning in January, we are looking ahead to the challenges and opportunities in 2019. While it’s hard to predict, below are some of the major advocacy issues we...

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Take Your Legislator to Work Day Yields Positive Effects

Take Your Legislator to Work Day Yields Positive Effects
by Adrianne Murchison. Since 2015, the month of October has been notably significant for employees with disabilities. The occasion, Take Your Legislator to Work Day, brings employees together with their respective state representative or senator at their work place to show them a day at...

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Advocacy Days 2019

Advocacy Days 2019
Join GCDD at the Capitol to speak with elected officials about policies affecting people with disabilities! The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) will host its Third Annual Advocacy Days starting January 30, 2019 during the Georgia General Assembly legislative session. Five...

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Dear Governor Kemp...

Dear Governor Kemp...
In November, Georgia elected Brian Kemp as its new governor, succeeding Nathan Deal. The Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities saw this as a prime advocacy opportunity to inform and educate the new governor and his incoming administration about individuals with developmental...

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Thank you, Governor Deal!

Thank you, Governor Deal!
Dear Governor Deal, We want to thank you on behalf of the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and the thousands of Georgians with developmental disabilities and their families for your support over the last eight years. You braved the cold and rain to attend six Disability Day events...

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Register NOW for Advocacy Days!

Register NOW for Advocacy Days!
Join GCDD at the Capitol this legislative session to learn about policies affecting people with disabilities and join advocates from across the state in speaking with elected officials about these very important issues. We need your help to educate Georgia’s lawmakers about topics important to...

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Submit Your Request for Georgia's New Governor!

Advocates, the 2019 Legislative season is upon us and in January, we will be welcoming a new Governor. Making a Difference magazine wants your voice! Provide 2-3 sentences to share with Governor-Elect Brian Kemp on what issues you hope his administration will focus on in this term to support...

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