DAR - Georgia Archives
- From another list. . . kemis
> Efforts to increase funding for the Georgia State Archives so that theyMAKING A
> can be open to the public five days a week need to continue. THERE ARE
> CLEAR SIGNS THAT OUR EFFORTS ON BEHALF OF THE STATE ARCHIVES' BUDGET ARE
> DIFFERENCE! NOW IS THE TIME TO TURN UP THE HEAT!
> We are excited about these indications of support for the Archives and we
> greatly appreciate what you all have already done, both in writing and in
> person, but we must ask that you send out a friendly but timely reminder
> to Georgia legislators.
> A) Remember the legislature only meets for 40 days. February 16 is the
> mid-way point for the legislature. In 2010 and 2011, the legislature
> stayed in session until mid-April but House leadership is committed to
> earlier this year. Regardless of the actual last day of the 2012 session,time to
> change the budget is growing short.Hill, the
> B) It is during this last month of the session is when the critical
> decisions on the budget increase will be met. There will be some public
> hearings, and we have reached key people, including Ed Rynders and Judson
> chairs of the House and the Senate Subcommittees on General Governmentwho
> have oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Secretary of State’son
> The number of people contacting legislators has to make some impression
> folks about how much people care about the Archives.for
> If you would, please write again. Most legislators are busy and don't
> actually reply to their email, so be sure the subject line says from your
> constituent so and so on the GA Archives funding issue.
> Remember 2012 is an election year and your legislators are going to want
> your vote this fall. This is our issue and it matters to us. We certainly
> cannot depend on other people to take up the fight to get more funding
> he Georgia Archives. We need you to contact your state representatives
> state senators now. If you need the names, addresses, and emails of your
> legislators, check this website _http://www.legis.ga.gov/_
> (http://www.legis.ga.gov/) It is now or never to stand up and be heard
> about additional
> funding for Georgia Archives.
> If you get responses from your representatives, please let me know.
> Dianne Cannestra
> President, Friends of the Georgia Archives and History