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Wednesday, August 31, 2005

More announcements
Another truckload from Kimberly's Email Firehose of Fun:

TO: YDA Leaders
FR: Chris Gallaway, YDA President
RE: Hurricane Relief Efforts

As you know, Biloxi, Mississippi, the host site of our upcoming Fall National Conference has been one of the areas worst hit by Hurricane Katrina. I spoke with State President Robert Hooks this afternoon and know that he and many Young Democrats made it to safety.

Our thoughts are with those individuals in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Florida who are dealing with this situation, especially those who have lost loved ones.

I encourage all Young Democrats to help support the relief and recovery efforts by giving to a charity of your choice that is supporting this effort.

These are just three of the many charities that need your support:
The United Way - http://national.unitedway.org/
America's Second Harvest - http://www.secondharvest.org/
AmeriCares - http://www.americares.org/
Our support now for this relief effort, as well as our commitment to bringing hundreds of Young Democrats from across the country to this area will be the kind of support necessary for this region to fully recover.

I hope that you will join me in supporting this effort on behalf of those affected by this disaster.

The mobile GLOW bus to issue Georgia Identification Cards will be in Downtown Atlanta near Turner Field today through Friday from 9-4:30pm. They will be issuing only Georgia Identification Cards for $20.00 for 5 years or $35.00 for ten years CASH ONLY or for FREE if the citizen cannot pay. Citizens will be required to be able to step up two steps to enter the bus
for the issuance. (It is not a bad climb, there are arm rails on each side.)

The location is the future site of a new DDS permanent facility (at Fulton Street and Capital Avenue - next to Turner Field - very near I-20.) It is a vacant lot that is being used for ballgame parking now.

The GLOW bus will be parked there and issuing IDs today through Friday and will be traveling to other locations soon. There is plenty of free parking. The list of documents that citizens must bring is listed on the DDS website: http://www.dds.ga.gov under Georgia Identification Card or Georgia Identification Card for Voting Purposes.

A birth certificate and proof of GA residency is required.



I need people to come help phone bank for Mike Jacobs for the next month starting September 6th. Please let me know if you can help or if anyone you know (or your friends, members, etc.) can help.

Billy Joyner
Young Democrats of Georgia


mark you calendars! There will be a huge national anti-war demonstration in DC and a southeast regional rally in Birmingham, AL. Visit http://www.georgiapeace.org for details.

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posted by Aerodad at 8/31/2005 03:31:00 PM


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