GA Path

(Governmental Affairs P(roviding) (A)ccess T(o) the (H)alls)

Creating Careers in Governmental Affairs

This is a program for minorities and women interested in governmental affairs CAREERS (You may call them "lobbyists"). This is specifically for those that do NOT want to run for office but those that want to ADVOCATE for a cause more than part time.

Disclaimer:

This is NOT a government sanctioned program or in any way connected to my legislative office. This is a PRIVATE, NON-PARTISAN program.

Press Release:
https://www.slideshare.net/DarshunSpeaks/press-release-class-announcement-2017

The Who?

• Lawyers or law students that don't want to practice law
• Activists that don't want to run for office
• Activists that want to lobby more than part time
• Current elected officials who think they need a "refresher" or inquisitive

The Why?

• Low presence of women and POC under the Gold Dome; largest black caucus; good number of women. The numbers don't add up.
• Lots of "run for office" programs and "advocate for your issue" programs but the GAP is here----not wanting to run for office but wanting to advocate more than part time.

How?

• Exposure ("Day in the life of....")
• Opportunity ("What types of opportunities for lobbying are there?)
• Connecting (Relationships)

Program Overview

Georgia Path

The Goal

Expose more adult women and minorities to careers in Georgia in Governmental Affairs or "lobbying"

Timeline

· Duration: 7 months (October-April)

· Applications open: August 1st-August 31st

· Selection of Inaugural Class: By Sept. 6th

Time Commitment

Internal Meetings:

Every 2nd Saturday starting in January from 9:30-12 pm EXCEPT workshops

Preliminary Schedule for Internal Meetings

(Location: Georgia Nurses Association Building)

• February 10th, 9:30 am-12 pm- Class meeting

• February (choose any day)- Assignment: Getting a majority of legislators to "sign off" on an issue

• March 10th, 9:30 am-12 pm- Class Meeting

• March (TBD- Sine Die)- "The Longest Mile" (with matched mentor) ALL day 

• April 14th, 9:30 am-12 pm- Class meeting/Expo Class for those interested in the program

• April 25th at 6 pm (TBD)- Celebration Ceremony with Family and Friends

Participation Fees

Internal Meetings:

Amount: $499 per participant

Minimum/Max: 30 participants

Georgia Path

Creating Careers in Governmental Affairs

Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits:

https://www.slideshare.net/DarshunSpeaks/ga-path-program-sponsorship-opportunities 

Sponsorship Costs

Class Participant $517.46

Associate Member  $257.88

Sponsor Supporter $517.46

Sponsor Advocate  $1000

Sponsor Recruiter $2500

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GA Path Fees

Next Upcoming Event: April 14th "Expo" Class

Join us as we hold our last class of the program and reflect on the lessons learned and friendships gained. This is an OPEN & FREE class so share and sign up!

GA Path Expo April class (2)

Inaugural GA Path Program Class of 2017

Georgia Path

Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson

Anthony Truitt

Anthony Truitt

Breka Tinch

Breka Tinch

Cassandra Kirk

Cassandra Kirk

Cheri-Elyse Lawrence

Cheri-Elyse Lawrence

John Moss

John Moss

Johnny Williams

Johnny Williams

Kadedra Caldwell

Kadedra Caldwell

Marlene Midgette Fosque

Marlene Midgette Fosque

Pia Scott

Pia Scott

Reagan Fresnel

Reagan Fresnel

Rebecca West

Rebecca West

Richie Scales

Richie Scales

Roderick Cunningham

Roderick Cunningham

Shontiece Epps

Shontiece Epps

Solidad Nicolson

Solidad Nicolson

Taurus McClain

Taurus McClain

Theresa Davis

Theresa Davis

Tracy Neal

Tracy Neal