Just got this note from our friend, Tricia Sung, with OCA-Georgia. A coalition of groups in Atlanta are sponsoring another Legislative Day on Thursday, February 9th. It's a full day of programs that looks great. If you're in the area, come on out.
Happy Lunar New Year everyone! Thank you for joining OCA-Georgia's 29th anniversary Lunar New Year Banquet to usher in the Year of the Dragon!
During the 2nd week in February, as part of 2012 Asian Pacific American Civic Engagement Week, the Georgia Asian Pacific American community, community partners, and friends are invited to participate in the
2012 Asian Pacific American Legislative Day at the Georgia State Capitol
Thursday, February 9, 2012
8:00 - 2:00
DESCRIPTION: Learn about advocacy/lobbying; participate in resolution reading of APA Legislative Day in Georgia; honor APA Law Enforcement Officers and APA Community Organizations; participate in a Meet & Greet Luncheon for the APA Community at the Capitol; Launch 2012 Georgia Asian Pacific American Get Out The Vote; and Meet With Your Elected Officials.
COST: FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RSVP to 2012GaAPALegislativeDay@gmail.com
8:00 AM - Registration & Breakfast
9:00 AM - "Meeting With Your Legislators 101"/Advocacy Training by the League of Women Voters of Georgia - Sally Fitzgerald/Lobbyist for Georgia Parents Teachers Association (Georgia PTA)
10:00 AM - Reading of Proclamation of Asian Pacific American Legislative Day in Georgia, in the Chamber (25 seats reserved in gallery, rest is open seating) Meetings with your legislators
11:00 AM - Press conference, Greetings & Group Photo - Asian Pacific American Legislative Day in Georgia, Appreciation of APAs in Law Enforcement, Appreciation of APA Community Organizations, and 2012 Georgia APA Get Out The Vote
12 NOON - Lunch and Meet & Greet for APA Community with Legislators and Legislative Briefing on APA issues
12:30 PM - Launch of 2012 Asian Pacific Americans Get Out The Vote (2012 APA GOTV - www.facebook.com/APAGOTV)
1:00 PM Meetings with Your Legislators & attend Caucus Meetings
ADDITIONAL EVENING PROGRAM
Dinner Reception (Ticket Required - to purchase tickets email 2012GaAPALegislativeDay@gmail.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org; Proceeds donated to OCA-Georgia Civic Engagement and Scholarship programs)
LIST OF APA ORGANIZATIONS TO BE RECOGNIZED:
THANKS TO PARTICIPATION OF LEGISLATORS ON PLANNING COMMITTEE
Atlanta City Councilman Alex Wan
Georgia State Representatives: Charlice Byrd, Pedro Marin, BJ Pak, and Stephanie Stuckey-Benfield
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