Advocacy may look a bit different these days, but it is no less important. Let’s make their potential Georgia’s priority. GEEARS: Georgia Early Education Alliance for Ready Students, in partnership with ZERO TO THREE, is hosting a virtual advocacy training, called Strolling Thunder, for families with young children across Georgia.
 
Share your stories about the joys and challenges of raising infants and toddlers in Georgia with elected officials to elevate the needs of Georgia’s youngest learners as a statewide priority —for stronger families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous state. This opportunity is for Georgia families with young children. 
 
Registration for Saturday, January 29th and Thursday, February 3rd is closed. Thanks to all who attended!

 

 

PRIOR TO THE EVENT: THINGS TO KNOW

Following a brief introduction, the first 10 minutes of this event will feature entertainment from Alliance Theatre for young children. We invite your little one to join you for this part of the event!

We will be using Zoom for the event. Be on the lookout for an email with the link to join prior to the event. A couple tips to make sure technology runs smoothly:

Please find materials for the virtual advocacy training below.

 

AFTER THE EVENT: NEXT STEPS

Thank you for attending the event! Make sure to complete these steps after the event to make sure your voice is heard!

1) Please finish writing your letters and make sure to sign your name!

2) Fold both letters and put them in the same pre-stamped, pre-addressed envelope included in the package you received. Feel free to put your own address as the return address.

3) Drop it off at a USPS location or mailbox. We ask that you please return this envelope by two weeks after the event so we can get it to your legislators in a timely manner.

5) In addition to dropping off the letter, you must complete the below follow-up form to receive the additional stipend. If you are having difficulty uploading your photos to the form below, please email your photos to .

 

Follow-Up Survey - Strolling Thunder 2022

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      We ask that you take 3-5 pictures for us to share with legislators and on social media. Consider using your Strolling Thunder swag (e.g., shirt/onesie, stickers, pin, signs) in your pictures! Some ideas to consider: Your child(ren) in their stroller on a walk (consider hanging the stroller sign from it), your child(ren) and you, your “new normal”, your entire family, a moment that brings you joy, your child(ren) learning and exploring their world, your child(ren) at their child care center or family child care learning home. Feel free to provide a mix of both vertical and horizontal photos and make sure your lighting is balanced (not too bright and not too dark.) If you are having trouble uploading your photos, please feel free to email us your photos.

     

    Interested in finding other ways to advocate? Check out our #ChildCareCantWait landing page to learn how you can advocate for a significant investment in early childhood education.