The 2018 state legislative session ended on March 29th but not before advocates established critically important groundwork to educate and build support for a Georgia Work Credit. During the 2018 legislative session we:
- Hosted the first ever Georgia Work Credit lobby day, with attendees coming together to learn, share and educate lawmakers on the issue.
- Grew the chorus of voices calling for a Georgia Work Credit including engaging the Junior League, Buckhead Christian Ministries, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Working Women 9 to 5 and others.
- Reminded lawmakers that the passage of a massive tax cut package failed to include a Georgia Work Credit through salient earned media from The Center for Working Families and Step Up Savannah.
- Supported a cohort of policy fellows from the Georgia Women’s Policy Institute who raised the issue with lawmakers and engaged communities across the state.
- Partnered with Prosperity Now and Georgia Watch to lift up the Georgia Work Credit at the Georgia Economic Opportunity Summit.