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During the 2015 Legislative Think Tank Part 1 this summer, 25 AARP Georgia volunteers gathered to discuss Georgia legislative issues which we will continue targeting in 2016 and they provided their input on how to best involve their communities and increase communication. The volunteers represented 10 of the 14 Congressional Districts, key state legislators in locations representing all of Georgia, including rural, suburban, and urban areas. The group was welcomed by the AARP Georgia Interim State Director Tobias Tillmon and the AARP Georgia Interim State President Myrtle Habersham.
In September, during the Legislative Think Tank Part 2, our volunteers returned to discuss advocacy strategies and tactics for the next legislative year. They offered suggestions for increasing grassroots activities and efficacy of organized lobbying at the state capitol as well as provided feedback on relevant issues in their communities. Throughout the session, volunteers and staff used social media to highlight their engagement.