We’re passing on this action alert from Bobby Cagle, the Director of Legislative Affairs at DFCS:

Good morning Stakeholders and Advocates.
HB 1085 (Fostering Connections) was voted out of Senate Rules Committee yesterday. It has been scheduled for a vote by the full Senate on Monday, April 19, 2010. This is the FINAL step needed to pass this legislation.
Please take the time to either email or call every Senator and ask them to vote in favor of passing HB 1085.  I am attaching a copy of the talking points for the bill. Please remember to stress that this legislation will help ensure continued federal Title IV-E funding that goes to support Georgia’s foster care system in the amount of approximately $80 million annually.
To assist you, I have attached a listing of all Senators with their email address and telephone numbers. You will note that both the name senator’s name and their email address are hyper-linked. As well, if you would like to locate the your Senator, you can visit: http://www.legis.ga.gov/legis/FindLegislator.htm
As always, I greatly appreciate all of the work you have done to help get this bill to this point. Let’s make one more push and assure passage. Please contact your Senator today!
Thanks and have a great day!
Bobby D. Cagle, MSW
Director, Legislative and External Affairs
Georgia DHS/DFCS
2 Peachtree Street, 19.394
Atlanta, GA  30303
Telephone: 404.463.3580
Blackberry: 404.326.6099
Fax: 404.657-5105