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Easter Seals Southern Georgia Employees Travel to Washington D.C

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ALBANY, GA- The White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a roundtable conversation with Georgia’s leadership team entitled, “Working Together to Avoid the Fiscal Cliff.” The conversation pulled together critical stakeholders from the federal, private, association, creative, and grassroots sectors.

From left to right, Teresa Heard, Julie Hall and Nicki Wilson.

Only a handful of leaders from Georgia were selected to go to the White House on Monday, November 26th to attend a working meeting to prevent and avoid the fiscal cliff. Nicki Wilson, Teresa Heard, and Julie Hall of Easter Seals Southern Georgia were amongst these leaders to recently travel to our nation’s capital.

While in D.C., Wilson, Heard, and Hall were briefed on the fiscal cliff consequences by the Center for American Progress. The Office of Public Engagement utilized the convening power of the White House to build statewide coalitions to raise awareness and foster action around the fiscal cliff and tax cuts, build a long lasting network and coalition in Georgia, and worked to avoid the fiscal cliff by developing a collaborative state led approach.

Easter Seals Southern Georgia creates solutions that change the lives of children, adults and families with disabilities or special needs by offering a variety of programs and services that enable individuals to lead lives of equality, dignity and independence. For more information visit us online at www.southerngeorgia.easterseals.com or call us (229) 439-7061.

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