NORCROSS, GA , February 8, 2016 — NORCROSS, GA – On Wednesday, February 17th between 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Atlanta (Advancing Justice-Atlanta) will host its Fifth Annual Asian American Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day at the Georgia Freight Depot in downtown Atlanta. Twenty-three nonprofit organizations, ethnic chambers of commerce, and business leaders are sponsoring the breakfast:
9 to 5, American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, Asian / Pacific American Council of Georgia, Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Clayton County NAACP, Filipino-American Association of Greater Atlanta, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, Georgia Restaurant Association, Georgia Women's Action for New Direction, Georgians for a Healthy Future, Islamic Circle of North America of Atlanta, Korean American Association Greater Atlanta, Korean-American Grocers Association, Laotian American Society, Latin American Association, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum, National Association of Chinese-Americans, Philippine-American Chamber of Commerce of Georgia, South Asian Bar Association of Georgia, Vietnamese American Community of Georgia.
The Legislative Breakfast and Lobby Day is designed to be a community building opportunity between Asian American leaders and Georgia elected officials. Asian Americans are a significant voting block and the fastest growing immigrant population nationally and in Georgia. “This breakfast along with our lobby day will provide a venue where our community can develop relationships with their elected officials and build our collective voice at the state capital,” said Stephanie Cho, Interim Executive Director of Advancing Justice-Atlanta.
Key Legislators Scheduled to Speak at our Breakfast (Speakers listed in alphabetical order)
House Minority Leader, Representative Stacey Abrams (D-89, Atlanta)
Majority Leader, Senator Bill Cowsert (R -46, Athens)
Senator Tyler Harper (R-7, Ocilla)
Minority Whip, Representative Carolyn Hugley (D-136, Columbus)
Representative B.J. Pak (R-108, Lilburn)
Senator Tommie Williams (R-19, Lyons)
Following the breakfast, Advancing Justice - Atlanta will be lobbying elected officials at the Georgia Capital ending the day with a scheduled photo with Governor Nathan Deal.
WHAT: Fifth Annual Asian American Legislative Breakfast & Lobby Day
WHEN: Wednesday, February 17th, 2016, 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – Legislative Breakfast 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Lobby Day; Photo with Governor Deal
WHERE: GA Railroad Freight Depot- Freight Room (Same block as old World of Coke Building)
65 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SE Atlanta GA 30334
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