FACS Legislative Aide Program


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FACS Legislative Aide Program

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Meet the 2012 FACS Legislative Aides (L-R): Tenacia Lovence Jorge Robles Abigail Thompson Lauren Robinson Jessica Stillwell

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Internship Process

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Meet: Assignment: Rep. Chuck Williams (R) District 113 Major: Family Financial Planning Jorge Robles

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How We Got the Internship Essay application Send in Resume Interview with Dr. Hathcote

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Before Starting the Internship Had a meeting with Dr. Sweaney and other students. Met some of the Representatives and had a Q&A with them. Got paired up with respective Representatives

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Orientation 3 day orientation at the capital Met other interns from colleges around the state Took a tour of the capital and learned what our job responsibilities were Received our badges and name tags to gain access to the capital

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Privileges Full access to the capital and restricted public areas Access to session floor Work and interact with some of GA’s influential political leaders. Learn about bills before public does FREE FOOD!!

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What Does A Legislative Aide do?

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Meet: Assignment: Sen. Bill Cowsert (R) District 46 Major: Consumer Economics Abigail Thompson

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Clerical tasks Answering phones Talking to constituents Scheduling calendar Taking messages Greeting the public(lobbyist, visitors, other legislators,etc.) Coordinating committee meetings Planning caucus breakfasts Running errands

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Meet: Assignment: Rep. Doug Mckillip (R) District 115 Major: Child & Family Development Lauren Robinson

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Legislative work Research bill topics, interests and impact Research information for bill Prepare bill

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House of Representatives Read on the floor Referred to committee Assigned to subcommittee Voted into committee Back onto the floor

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Georgia Senate Read on the floor Assigned to committee Assigned to subcommittee Voted into Committee Voted out of Committee Voted on the floor

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Legislative Process Interviews Police Escorts Sine Die

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Meet: Assignment: Georgia Women’s Legislative Caucus Major: Consumer Economics Jessica Stillwell

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Georgia Women’s Legislative Caucus

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Let’s Hear from the Women Themselves! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8Y03mB0t-w

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Organizational Structure Women’s Caucus = 56 Women Legislators 47 House Representatives 9 Senate Representatives Women’s Caucus Executive Committee: Tri-chairs (Governing Body) Treasurer Secretary (Intern)

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Mission Purpose Address issues that impact women in Georgia Provide support for women state legislators and their legislation Increase the participation of women in all areas of government Research, propose, and support legislation helping women, children and families Review legislation and budget appropriation affecting women Promote the equality of women

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Mission In Action Host Weekly “Lunch & Learn” Sessions Confirm a Sponsor for the luncheon Contact Caterer Draft Meeting Agenda, Memos, and Minutes. Secure A Room My Role

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2012 Sponsors

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The Capitol Outside of Work

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Meet: Assignment: Rep. Keith Heard (D) District 114 Major: Consumer Economics Tenacia Lovence

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Special events at the Capitol: Savannah Chatham Day at the Capitol

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Macon Day at the Capitol . Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond, Macon Mayor Robert Reichert State Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver of Dekalb County and State Rep. Allen Peake of Macon County

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Flavor of Georgia High Road Craft Ice Cream of Atlanta GA

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Why Apply? Networking opportunities Resume builder Access to events not open to the public Once in a life time opportunity Chance to serve the state and see how our government really works

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Please Visit our Facebook Group! http://www.facebook.com/groups/347211385317649/ “FACS Legislative Aides 2012"

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