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  • Kemis Massey
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    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 22 5:40 PM
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      From another list. . . kemis




      > Efforts to increase funding for the Georgia State Archives so that they
      > 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
      MAKING A
      >
      > 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
      ending
      > earlier this year. Regardless of the actual last day of the 2012 session,
      time to
      > change the budget is growing short.
      >
      > 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
      Hill, the
      > chairs of the House and the Senate Subcommittees on General Government
      who
      > have oversight of the Georgia Archives and the Secretary of State’s
      > office.
      > The number of people contacting legislators has to make some impression
      on
      > folks about how much people care about the Archives.
      > 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
      for
      > t
      > he Georgia Archives. We need you to contact your state representatives
      and
      > 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
      >
      >
      > *********************
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