Join us for a skill-building workshop-Lobbying 101, Jan. 7, 2015

posted Dec 16, 2014, 12:00 PM by GFADP staff
Friends,

I would like to start with an expression of gratitude.  Thank you. Thanks to each and every person that has expressed their willingness to serve as a GFADP member. The consistency of our team attendance, input, research and advice are all tools that have played a vital role in GFADP’s success. I cannot wait to see what lies ahead!.

Please mark your calendars as the legislative session will begin on Monday, January 12, 2015.  GFADP’s Annual Lobby Day is scheduled for February 10, 2015. Lobbying can be used as a powerful tool to build skills within our membership. Let’s come together once again to allow our voices to be heard.

It has often been stated that there is power in numbers. If we have more people get involved in a well organized process of lobbying, elected officials will view our organization as a force to be reckoned with.

In order to prepare for the legislative session 2015 as well GFADP Lobby Day, we will have a lobbying training session:

The GFADP Lobby Advocacy Meeting
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
6:30pm - 8:00pm
ASFC Building
60 Walton Street
Atlanta, GA 30311

The training session will be lead by our very own Kathryn Hamoudah, Public Policy and Communications Manager at the Southern Center for Human Rights and GFADP Board Chair. The topic of discussion will focus on how lobbying can be important for our work and tips on how effectively lobby.

We need to be visible during this session. We need to let our state officials know that we will not rest until the death penalty is abolished in the state of Georgia.

Once again I appreciate each of you for entrusting me with the responsibility to be the lead organizer for GFADP.

If you have any questions please feel free and contact me at the number listed below.

I look forward to seeing you soon,
 
Dorinda Tatum
dorinda@gfadp.org 
 
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