Each year, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc.’s (NCBW) local Georgia chapters host a Legislative Day at the GA State Capitol during the legislative session. The goal is to have members of NCBW gather collectively at the Capitol to visit with their respective legislators to advocate on issues of importance to NCBW as it relates to African American women and girls.
This year's theme is “Count My Vote,” keeping in line with one of our national initiatives on Voter Rights and in response to voter suppression challenges experienced in the mid-term elections in the state of Georgia.
We have two exciting events planned for this year’s NCBW Georgia Legislative Events. The first event will be a Legislative Workshop held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. This will be a facilitated event that will discuss how we can become more effective legislative advocates.
The second event will be our traditional Legislative Day meeting with our Georgia State Senators and Representatives and allow for our Georgia NCBW Chapters to fellowship together.
The Legislative Workshop will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library, 101 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, GA 30303 on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. We will hold the NCBW private workshop from 6:30-7:00 pm and then open the event up to the public from 7pm-8:00 pm.
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The 2019 NCBW Legislative Day will be held Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 8:30 am – 12:00 pm at the Georgia State Capitol in the Coverdell Legislative Office Building, 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334. The cost of this event is $20 and includes a hot breakfast.
We look forward to working with each of you in 2019 as we try to ensure that “Count My Vote”is the theme going into the 2020 Election and Beyond.