In 2018, women all over the country – including here in Georgia – turned out in record numbers to vote. But elections are not the end of civic engagement, they are the beginning!
As a next step, we invite you to join women from across Georgia to come together for Georgia Women’s Lobby Day on Feb. 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Old City Council Chambers in Atlanta City Hall, one block away from the state Capitol. The event will be a woman-centered gathering to showcase, celebrate and inspire Georgia women to flex their civic engagement muscle while the state legislature debates spending and policy priorities.
The event is free, features breakfast and includes a fantastic lineup of speakers. In addition, attendees will:
- Hear the latest high-level data on the status of women in Georgia related to critical metrics including wealth and wages, health, education, entrepreneurship and more
- Learn about legislation moving in the state legislature
- Send a strong message to legislators that women are paying attention and are engaged in the public policy debate
- Get a taste of how the state legislature works
- Get briefed on positive, proactive solutions to increase the economic prosperity, safety and well-being of all Georgia women.
- Rev. Natosha Reid Rice, associate pastor of women’s ministries at the Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and associate general counsel at Habitat for Humanity
- Rep. Bee Nguyen, state legislator, founder of Athena’s Warehouse
- Andrea Johnson, senior counsel for state policy, National Women’s Law Center
- Sherry Johnson, child marriage survivor, advocate, author, national movement-leader
- Taifa Butler, executive director, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute
- Sharmen Gowens, CEO, YWCA of Greater Atlanta
Georgia Women’s Lobby Day 2019 is made possible through a generous grant of support from The RFP Fund. The event is being coordinated by GBPI and the YWCA of Greater Atlanta but is owned by all who care about women’s health, safety and economic empowerment.