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From John DOC Manning: Just thought some of you might want to know this if you are planning on going on the "snow/ice" date.  Of course, all ABATE members should already be oriented by now. (smile)
Because of the winter storm last week, I postponed the State House orientation.  Here are the details for the new date and time.
Friends of South Carolina!
 

You Are Invited To
Grass Roots State House Orientation

What: Orientation and training on how to effectively influence your legislator
When: 1:00 p.m. January, 25th, 2011
Where: Start at the Calhoun Statue inside the State House (center of the upstairs lobby)


Dear Friends,


Because of the winter storm last week I postponed the orientation until the 25th.  I have also changed the start time to 1:00 p.m. because I will be speaking to Kelly Payne’s Dutch Fork High School the morning of the 25th.

  Have you ever wanted to go to the State House to witness a historic vote or to simply talk to your Representative, but didn’t because you don’t know how to find your way around or what to do once you get there?

  Now is your chance to find out!

  You’ll be shown how to find your way around the State House and how to find the Senate and House balconies.  You’ll also be shown where your Representative’s and Senator’s offices are located.  We’ll also see the committee and sub-committee rooms, where much of the work on the bills take place. 

  Your guide will explain to you how you can have real effective influence on your representatives, and where their pressure points are, so that you can have maximum influence for the amount of work you put in.  (Hint: The most influence is delivered from your own district… not in Columbia!)

  All are welcome to come.  Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can make sure we have enough guides available to show everyone around.

  Please follow these links here and here for information on parking in Columbia.

  The visitor’s entrance to the State House is at the green arrow to the right of the State House on the map below.

Thanks for all you do!
Talbert


Map of State House showing visitor's entrance





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