Goal: FVTFs will work to educate their legislators about the effects of domestic violence on its victims in Georgia.
- Learn who your legislators are on both the state and national level. Develop relationships with your legislators and provide them with information about domestic violence on an ongoing basis. Examples below:
- Send local newspaper or media reports on domestic violence incidents in your area. Send copies of letters to the editors or op-ed pieces that FVTF members submit.
- Send domestic violence stats for local area. Partner with local domestic violence agency to get this information.
- Send domestic violence stats for state.
- Write, call, or visit your elected officials and let them know domestic violence is an important issue to their constituency. Explore candidates’ views on domestic violence issues before voting for them.
- FVTF members should attend Stop Violence Against Women Day at the Georgia Capitol. This is a day when individuals interested in ending domestic violence gather at the Capitol to inform their legislators about the issue. This event is typically held in February each year.
- Visit GCFV and GCADV’s website and sign up for notifications from January -April to monitor the legislative session and respond to policy alerts to call your legislator.
- Educate your legislators about the work and successes of the FVTF.