Week Ten: The Importance of Political Involvement and Town Halls
As session is winding down the House is voting on more and more Senate bills.
We've already been quite successful at pushing back against big government considering our numbers, but during these last days, we must be extra vigilant towards the establishment agenda and be outspoken about our values and principles.
I want to start out by saying a huge thank you to everyone that came down to the Capitol last Thursday in celebration of District 8 Day. I was honored to be able to recognize you all up in the gallery and meet with some of you. Staying informed about what's happening in Georgia politics may not always be fun, but we must remember what Plato said:
"The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men."
I cannot thank you all enough for the constant support I have received from you all since my first year as a Representative in 2017. Ever since I decided to run for a House seat, I made a promise to all of you in District 8 to not only be a limited government conservative, but also a voice for you. Thanks to the help of a handful of dedicated colleagues, I believe we are continuing to take steps toward liberty and prosperity for all.
The role you all play by staying active and informed politically is just as important as any other. From text messages to emails to Facebook comments, I truly appreciate all the feedback and hearing from each and every one of you about important issues and concerns.
I would again like to mention the town hall meetings we will be having in Rabun, Towns, Union, and White counties this spring and summer following the end of the session. So far I have a meeting scheduled for Rabun County at Mountain Lakes Medical Center on Saturday, April 6 at 9:00 A.M.
We’ve also scheduled a town hall meeting in White County Saturday, June 15. I do not have times and locations for the White county town hall meeting yet but will update you all ASAP.
We will also be creating Facebook events for each of these town halls when I have more details for all of them so if you haven’t already, please go like/follow my Facebook page, Matt Gurtler, and I hope you will all make the time to come out, say hello, and get up to date about the last 3 months of session in Atlanta.
We will have information about Towns and Union County soon, and remember, if you can't make it to the town hall in your county, feel free to attend another one of our towns hall in a neighboring county.
Another upcoming event you should be on the lookout for is my interview on an Atlanta based podcast called Inside the Box on March 27. Inside the Box is a podcast through Appen Podcast Network and focuses on bringing new perspectives and ideas to both local and national conversations.
To view my podcast and others that they’ve done such as their interview with Governor Brian Kemp, go to northfulton.com/podcasts/insidethebox.
We’re still voting on Senate bills these last few days of session and we’ve still got much more to fight for as we near Sine Die and the end of this year’s legislative session.
There will be many long nights here in the Capitol ahead, but these are some of the most important days of the year,and it is important we continue fighting to help keep our state fiscal conservative, and in line with limited government principles.
I'm thankful for each and every one of you and for each day I am able to serve you all here in Atlanta.
Please do not forget to stay up to date with what's going on these last few days of session on my Facebook page and at mattgurtler.com .