Two chances to sashay to Gold Dome and lobby

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imageIf you’ve never held hands with Jeff Graham and sang Kumbaya at the Gold Dome in Atlanta, you should definitely add that to your Bucket List. Better yet, join him and other LGBT activists there later this month.

Graham (photo), executive director of Georgia Equality and no stranger to lobbying lawmakers on LGBT and HIV issues, wants you to get some face time with your state lawmakers. So, the statewide gay rights group is taking part in two upcoming Lobby Days to give you the chance to meet and speak to your lawmakers.

Fortunately, the legislative session this year has been devoid of its usual anti-gay fervor. In fact, lawmakers are seriously considering a proposal that would strengthen the state’s anti-bullying law. So, talking up the measure to your representative or senator would be helpful.

imageYou’ve got two options this month. There’s the “We the People” effort on March 10:

In partnership with the ACLU of Georgia, Georgia Equality, GA Safe Schools Coalition and MEGA Family Project will be co-sponsoring a lobby day on Wednesday, March 10th. We will meet in room 307 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building (off Mitchell St.) at 9:00am for an advocacy training session and issues briefing. This year’s focus will be on legislation affecting education, including House Bill 927 (anti-bullying). We’ll then spend the morning meeting with our legislators and encouraging them to support our legislative issues.

On March 24, it’s Georgia Equality’s annual Lobby Day:

Please make plans to participate in Georgia Equality Lobby Day at the State Capitol on Wednesday, March 24th. We will focus specifically on House Bill 927 (anti-bullying). This is an important day for Georgia’s LGBT community and our work to build a fair majority under the Gold Dome. Meeting with your State Representative or Senator is one of the very most effective ways any of us can work to advance equality. We will provide a training session in the morning at 9:00am in room 307 of the Paul Coverdell Legislative Office Building.

You can register for both on Georgia Equality’s site.

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