Thursday, September 27, 2012

Georgia Archives Closing -- Georgia needs your voice!

This is from a newsletter from the Georgia Genealogical Society:

Georgia Archives to close effective Nov. 1, 2012

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.”
Press Release from Secretary of State Brian Kemp
You absolutely can help. Here is a link to the full information on the problem.
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.
If you haven't read the full extent of the issue, please check out the link to the full information on the problem

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