2024 Strolling Thunder: A Storm of Advocacy for Georgia’s Youngest Children

Event Date : Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students is excited to announce the seventh 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 along 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 three identical trainings on Saturday, February 10th, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM, Thursday, February 15th, from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, and Friday, February 16th, from 12:00 to 1:00 PM. You only need to attend one training session.
  2. The second part of the event will take place in person on Thursday, February 22nd, from 8:00 AM to 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 the Freight Room at the Georgia Freight Depot. 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.

Click here to view photo highlights from the event.