Published January 3, 2013
ATLANTA—The Archdiocese of Atlanta and Diocese of Savannah invite all Catholics to the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta on Tuesday, Jan. 29, for the 2013 Catholic Day at the Capitol.
The day will begin with a legislative briefing at 8:30 a.m. at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, 48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta. This is a time when any legislation of particular importance will be identified and explained. Participants then walk to the Capitol next door to view the opening of the day’s legislative session. They also have time to meet their local legislators and express their viewpoints on legislation.
Catholic Day at the Capitol is an opportunity for Catholics to exercise their baptismal call as advocates for public policy that protects those who are vulnerable and promotes the common good.
Participants will be responsible for their own lunch. The event will end at 2:30 p.m. There is no cost, but registration is required so that organizers can communicate last minute changes.
Parking is available at the Steve Polk Plaza parking lot on MLK Jr. Drive, next to the World of Coke, and at the Underground Atlanta parking lot on MLK Jr. Drive.
Pictures are allowed throughout the Capitol, with the exception of the House and Senate Galleries when the General Assembly is in session. An optional 30- to 45-minute tour of the Capitol is scheduled for 1 p.m. and includes information about the building itself, historical figures, the state of Georgia and the General Assembly.
All adult participants must provide photo identification to enter the Capitol. In compliance with security regulations, visitors must enter the Capitol through a metal detector; the X-ray machine must examine hand-carried items. Visitors should not bring non-essential metal objects into the Capitol, as these items often set off the metal detector and delay groups when entering.