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GA Path Program

Membership Levels

This is a program for minorities and women interested in governmental affairs CAREERS (You may call them "lobbyists"). This is specifically for those that do NOT want to run for office but those that want to ADVOCATE for a cause more than part time.


Disclaimer: This is NOT a government sanctioned program or in any way connected to my legislative office. This is a PRIVATE, NON-PARTISAN program.


The Who?

  • Lawyers or law students that don't want to practice law
  • Activists that don't want to run for office
  • Activists that want to lobby more than part time
  • Current elected officials who think they need a "refresher" or inquisitive


The Why?

  • Low presence of women and POC under the Gold Dome; largest black caucus; good number of women. The numbers don't add up.
  • Lots of "run for office" programs and "advocate for your issue" programs but the GAP is here----not wanting to run for office but wanting to advocate more than part time.

How?

  • Exposure ("Day in the life of....")
  • Opportunity ("What types of opportunities for lobbying are there?)
  • Connecting (Relationships)


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Timeline

Duration: 7 months (October-April) 
Applications open: August 1st-August 31st
Selection of Inaugural Class: By mid September

Time commitment


Internal Meetings- Every 2nd Saturday starting in January  from 9:30-12 pm EXCEPT workshops

​*See preliminary schedule below.

Participation Fees


Amount: $499 per participant

Minimum/Max: 30 participants 

Due: October 1st


NO REFUNDS if 30 participants pay by deadline.

Event Space Sponsor 
(for all workshops and classes)

The Goal


Expose more adult women and minorities to careers in Georgia in Governmental Affairs or "lobbying"

Location:

Georgia Nurses Association
3032 Briarcliff Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329


Total Count of Governmental Affairs Professionals Signed Up to be Mentors:

37

Preliminary Schedule (Locations: Georgia Nurses Association)

  • August 31st at 5 pm- Deadline to submit completed application. No late apps will be considered.
  • September- 1st Inaugural Class chosen by mentors
  • October 11th at 6 pm-Workshop No. 1: Getting to Know Each Other, Expectations & Overview of Program
  • November 14th at 6 pm- Workshop No. 2: Ethics- Learn the written and unwritten ethical rules of Governmental Affairs
  • December 12th at 6 pm- Workshop No. 3: Advocacy in Action. Learn what it takes to be a great Governmental Affairs advocate
  • January 13th, 9:30 am-12 pm- Class Meeting
  • January 17th at 9:30 am- 12 pm- Capitol Scavenger Hunt to learn Capitol complex
  • February 10th, 9:30 am-12 pm- Class meeting
  • February (choose any day)- Assignment: Getting a majority of legislators to "sign off" on an issue
  • March 10th, 9:30 am-12 pm- Class Meeting
  • March (TBD- Sine Die)- "The Longest Mile" (with matched mentor) ALL day 
  • April 14th, 9:30 am-12 pm- Class meeting
  • April 25th at 6 pm (Georgia World Congress Center)- Celebration Ceremony with Family and Friends
DEADLINE TO APPLY: August 31st at 5 pm EST
Become a GA Path Supporter
*$500 sponsors 1 participant.
*250 gets you access to all meetings but no application needed and no mentor assigned

Kendrick Advisory & Advocacy Group 

The Diversity Activist

"Diversity Through Action"


Introducing the Inaugural  GA Path Program Class of 2017