Advocacy Days 2020

GCDD Advocacy Days Logo 2019FMARK YOUR CALENDARS for 2020 Advocacy Days: January 29, February 6, February 19, February 27, March 11!

Join GCDD at the Capitol during the 2020 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 our community.

Registration Opens December 3, 2019!

What to Expect Each Advocacy Day: Each day kicks off at 8 AM at the Central Presbyterian Church, across from the Gold Dome, where leaders from GCDD and other organizations will train and teach advocates how to approach legislators, make a connection and discuss the topics that are important to you. After the interactive training, advocates and leaders will head over to the Gold Dome to meet with legislators. Event ends at 12:15 PM.

Typical Advocacy Day Agenda

8:15 AM – Kick off at the Central Presbyterian Church (across from the Georgia State Capitol) 201 Washington St SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
8:15 AM – 8:30 AM – Arrival & Registration
8:30 AM – Breakfast is served!
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM – Advocacy Day Orientation
10:00 AM – 10:15 AM – Walk over from the church to the Gold Dome (Georgia State Capitol)
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Visit with Legislators “at the Ropes”

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Team Lead Volunteer Training: Geared at preparing advocates to take a leadership role at GCDD’s Advocacy Days, Team Lead Volunteers will learn how to navigate the Georgia State Capitol and support attendees in speaking with their legislators.  This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in honing their advocacy skills and supporting others to raise their voice! Interested? email us at .