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Voices for Georgia’s Children was showcased in the Savannah Morning News recently.  The article quotes Executive Director Pat Willis, Government Affairs & Advocacy Director Mindy Binderman and incoming boardmember Becky Cheatham.

Becky is the Executive Director of the St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital Foundation based in Savannah.  She was also named a 2009 Big Voice for Children Award honoree.  Becky is working to develop new partnerships between Voices and the Junior League of Savannah, just one of dozens of communities around the state where Voices has contacts and coalition partners.

Voices is always working with media outlets all over Georgia to showcase new partners and innovative programs.  If you know an individual, an agency or an organization that you think deserves some media attention, let us know!  As advocates, we want to help you get your story told to the widest audience possible.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Edward McNally-Voices for Georgia’s Children

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Budget briefings will be held in Room 341 of the Capitol all week.  The following are briefings of specific interest to children’s advocates:

 Tuesday 1/19/10

1:05 pm  Governor Perdue speaks

1:30 pm Economic Outlook and Revenue Estimating, Dr. Kenneth Heaghney, State Fiscal Economist

2 PM  Department of Revenue, Bart Craham, Commissioner

Wed. 1/20/10

10:30 am  Juvenile Justice, Albert Murray, Commissioner

1 pm Education, Kathy Cox, State Superintendent

Thursday, 1/21/10

9 am  Human Services, B.J. Walker, Commissioner

10 am Community Health, Dr. Rhonda Medows, Commissioner

11 am  Behavioral Health, Frank Shelp, Commissioner

You can watch the briefings from the comfort of your home or office by clicking http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2009_10/house/Committees/GLN/boardcastIndex.htm

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