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2 Minute Advocacy Ask for the Week:

The “Ask”: Contact members of the Senate Rules Committee and ask him/her to request that Senate Bill 138, the Child Welfare Reform Bill, be put on the Senate floor for a vote by this Friday.

The When: By Tuesday 4 P.M.

The Why:   Protecting Georgia’s Children from harm and neglect is one of the toughest jobs our government has.  To operate effectively, the Child Welfare Reform Council met repeatedly over the summer and fall and subsequently issued best practice legislative and policy recommendations for operating the state’s child welfare system.  SB 138 will lay the foundation for these practices and policies. Statute and best practice must inform and support the Division of Family and Children Services so that our children and families can receive the help they need.

The Message: “Dear Senator _____________, Please request that Senate Bill 138, the Child Welfare Reform Bill, be put on the Senate floor for a vote by this Friday.  This bill will create the foundation the Department of Family and Children Services needs to better protect children and to help Georgia families thrive.  Thank you for your service and for all you do for Georgia’s children.
 
The How:  Click here to contact Senate Rules Committee members

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