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Georgia Legislative Update

Get Involved Locally
Planned Parenthood Southeast invites you to join us in our mission to promote strong families, planned, wanted children and sexual health for all. Whether you want a place to volunteer your expertise or try something new, there's a way to TAKE ACTION and help us forge forward.
 
Sign Up for the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Network
You can become an activist quickly and easily just by signing up for our action network!  Through this email network, you can send timely messages to local, state and federal decision-makers about public policy that impacts sexual and reproductive freedom. Sign up!

Register to Vote
As a registered voter, you are a decision-maker. But without taking this critical first step, you are losing the most powerful tool you have for creating change. To register to vote, visit the website of the Georgia Secretary of State to download a voter registration form.  If you have questions or need a voter registration form mailed to you, please contact us. 

Vote in Every Election
Most voters only vote in national elections, but many state and local offices have direct influence over policies and practices that impact access to reproductive health care and sex education in schools. In off-year or primary elections, only about 20% of registered voters actually vote, which gives enormous power to only a handful of voters.

In Georgia, use Planned Parenthood as a resource to find out which offices are included in a particular election, who the candidates are and their position on choice. Visit the Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Georgia website.   Don't let a small majority of voters determine the fate of reproductive health care and sex education in Georgia.

Know Your Elected Officials
Many of us don't know the name of our mayor or even the Georgia governor but it's easy to find out who these people are - especially with the Internet. As a voter, you will want to know them and they want to know you! Visit Project Vote Smart to find your federal and state officials. For other offices, such as city council, county supervisor or school board, visit the Georgia Secretary of State Web site and find your county elections office.

Women In The Halls Project
Women in the Halls, a special project of Planned Parenthood Action Fund of Georgia, seeks to bring more women to the state Capitol during the annual legislative session.  Often, lawmakers overlook our concerns, and the resulting public policies can be disastrous for the women of Georgia.  The presence of Women in the Halls will remind lawmakers that they are accountable to the women of Georgia for the decisions that they make. Your involvement, your voice, and especially your personal visits make such a difference at the Capitol, we really count on your help!  Here is how you can get involved.


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