Georgia Archives to close effective Nov. 1, 2012Secretary of State Brian Kemp issued a press release on Thursday, 13 September 2012, announcing that the Georgia State Archives will be closed on 1 November 2012 due to budget cuts.
“After November 1st, the public will only be allowed to access the building by appointment; however, the number of appointments could be limited based on the schedule of the remaining employees.”
Press Release from Secretary of State Brian Kemp
You absolutely can help. Here is a link to the full information on the problem.
One person can absolutely make a difference! Getting personally involved is the best way to use your voice and to protect and preserve our access to the Georgia Archives.
- Contact the Governor, Secretary of State, Lt. Governor and legislators.
- You can choose to telephone, fax, e-mail or send a letter.
- Take some time and word your comments carefully.
- Be articulate and polite, get directly to the point and make your position clear. If you choose to e-mail, do not include attachments.
- Remember, It is important not to send a form letter but to send your own thoughts. A form letter may not be read.
- Also, while it is important to sign petitions, keep in mind that one petition of a thousand names may only count as one complaint so you still need to send your comments directly to your legislators, the Secretary of State, and the Governor.