NAACP Hosts Black family day at the Georgia State Capitol
As the face of Georgia Politics continues to change, the Georgia State Conference, in partnership with the Gwinnett NAACP, brought over 100 young people to the Capitol to lobby for change. President Gerald Griggs and President Penny Poole escorted students from Shiloh and South Gwinnett High School to a lobbying day during Black Family Day at the Capitol.
Students, faculty, and family members could meet with Elected officials, discuss pending legislation, and watch the process of legal change in Georgia. "It is important to allow young people to see and be a part of the legislative process," said President Gerald Griggs. "We want to truly show them that the State Capitol is the People's house and their house," Griggs stated. " We plan to bring more community members, especially people of color, down to the Capitol to learn first-hand how Georgia reflects it's citizens," concluded Gwinnett NAACP President Penny Poole.
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