2023 Strolling Thunder: A Storm of Advocacy for Georgia’s Young Children

Event Date : Feb 7, 2023 @ 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students is excited to announce the sixth annual Strolling Thunder. This event gives families from around Georgia the opportunity to speak personally with elected officials about the joys and challenges of raising young children. We’re bringing our little ones in their strollers to send a clear message: To build strong families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous state; our lawmakers must prioritize families with young children.

This year’s Strolling Thunder is a two-part event. Families who attend will receive a gift card for their participation (one per family).

  1. The first part of the event is a virtual training session. Here, we’ll teach you what to expect during your day at the Georgia State Capitol. We’ll empower you to share your story with legislators and advocate for policies that could improve the lives of young children. There will be two identical trainings on Tuesday, January 31st, from 7:30-8:30 PM and Saturday, February 4th, from 10:00-11:00 AM. You only need to attend one training session.
  2. The second part of the event will take place in person on Tuesday, February 7th, from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Your young children (infants through five-year-olds) are invited to attend this event with you. Expectant parents are welcome to attend, as well. During this fun-filled day, our home base will be Central Presbyterian Church. We’ll be there for snacks and lunch, giveaways, kid-friendly entertainment, and more! We’ll also cross the street to visit with our legislators at the Capitol.  

It’s more urgent than ever that Georgia’s leaders support young children and their families. We hope you’ll join us in making your children’s potential Georgia’s priority.