Monday, September 17, 2012

Georgia Archives-suggestions for action

The Georgia Genealogical Society provided the following suggestions for actions residents and non-residents can take to protest the closing of the Georgia Archives.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a press release on Thursday, 13 September 2012, announcing that the Georgia State Archives will be closed on 1 November 2012 due to budget cuts. 

 "After November 1st, the public will only be allowed to access the building by appointment; however, the number of appointments could be limited based on the schedule of the remaining employees."

  What can I do? I am only one person!
One person can absolutely make a difference! Getting personally involved is the best way to use your voice and to protect and preserve our access to the Georgia Archives. 
  • Contact the Governor, Secretary of State, Lt. Governor and legislators. 
  • You can choose to telephone, fax, e-mail or send a letter.
  •  Take some time and word your comments carefully.
  •  Be articulate and polite, get directly to the point and make your position clear. If you choose to e-mail, do not include attachments.
  •  Remember, It is important not to send a form letter but to send your own thoughts.  A form letter may not be read.
  • Also, while it is important to sign petitions, keep in mind that one petition of a thousand names may only count as one complaint so you still need to send your comments directly to your legislators, the Secretary of State, and the Governor.

Governor Nathan Deal 
206 Washington Street
Suite 203, State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone:  404-656-1776
Fax:  404-657-7332
Email Contact the Governor  

Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle 
240 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone:  404-656-5030
Fax: 404-656-6739  
Email Contact the Lt. Gov.

Secretary of State- Brian Kemp 
214 State Capitol
Atlanta, GA 30334
Phone: 404-656-2881
Fax: 404-656-0513  
Email Contact the Secretary of State
 State Legilators
To identify your state legislators,you can find your representatives at:

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Georgians Against Closing State Archives   

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