More than 40 advocates descended on the Gold Dome on March 1 to discuss and promote the Georgia Work Credit, a bottom-up tax cut for more than a million working families across the state. Advocates gathered to review evidence on the benefits of the Georgia Work Credit and lift up stories about the impact of the existing Earned Income Tax Credit. After an energized morning gathering, participants shared data and resources about the Georgia Work Credit with their state lawmakers in person. Other supporters joined the conversation on social media using the hashtag #gaworkcredit. The event was hosted by YWCA of Greater Atlanta, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Georgia Watch, Georgia Budget and Policy Institute, The Center for Working Families, Atlanta Community Food Bank and 9to5.
Joining a lively conversation on Twitter, Atlanta Community Food Bank Community Impact Manager Alexis Weaver lifted up the number of families across Georgia that would receive a needed boost from the Georgia Work Credit.
— Alexis Weaver (@alexisjweaver) March 1, 2018
Georgia Watch further highlighted the importance of this policy for Georgia’s veterans and military families.
— Georgia Watch (@georgiawatch) March 1, 2018
Beyond helping families work their way up the economic ladder, Step Up Savannah also noted how an investment in the Georgia Work Credit would multiply the local economic impact by as much as a factor of two.
— Step Up Savannah (@StepUpSavannah) March 1, 2018
The inaugural Georgia Work Credit Lobby Day was a huge success thanks to passionate advocates and engaged partners. Here are a few photos from the event. Hover over each photo in the slide show for a short caption.
Georgia Work Credit Lobby Day 2018 Photo Gallery