Thursday, September 20, 2012

Next Steps: A Message from the SGA President

From President Marie Force via the SGA list serve:


Quite a day at the Capitol! Almost 100 supporters came out!  I think Glenda Anderson wins the prize for longest drive - all the way from Savannah. We were limited to about 20 in the governor's office for the photo, but thank you everyone for packing his waiting room - and he knew all of you were there.

Let me know if you have personal photos of the event we can share on SGA's Flickr site: http://www.flickr.com/photos/23288207@N04/

Kaye Minchew did a great job for us as she asked the Governor for his support in keeping the Archives open! We handed over your letters of support and the 10,000 petition signatures. We were very pleased the AJC and Clayton County reporters were able to be the governor's office with us to confirm that he said he will keep the Archives open:

What does the governor mean by "open"?? We need to tell him "open" means public hours and professional archival staff! The governor and your legislators have to hear from their constituents in Georgia that "open" does not mean appointments only with 3 full-time staff to handle the entire state archives operations.

Keep making noise! People are paying attention. To locate your representatives, see http://soga.org/involvement/legislative

Thank you,

Marie Force
SGA President

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