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Leave our state archives open to the public.
  • Petitioned Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Nathan Deal Georgia Sec of St. Brian Kemp

This petition was delivered to:

Georgia General Assembly, Gov. Nathan Deal Georgia Sec of St. Brian Kemp
Georgia Governor
Georgia State Senate
Georgia State House

Leave our state archives open to the public.

    1. Elizabeth Dill
    2. Petition by

      Elizabeth Dill

      Valdosta, GA

The Georgia Archives are slated to be closed to the public as of November 1. Georgia will then be the only state not to have archives for the public. The citizens of Georgia will no longer have access to these primary, historical resources unless action is taken now. Please sign our petition and like and share our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GeorgiansAgainstClosingStateArchives.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 17,500 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Sam Moore responds:

      Sam Moore

      When the General Assembly convenes in January, I will work with my colleagues to review the state budget in its entirety. While this process will force us to make tough decisions when prioritizing state spending, I understand the importan...


    3. Decision-maker Sam Moore responds:

      Sam Moore

      When the General Assembly convenes in January, I will work with my colleagues to review the state budget in its entirety. Although this process may force us to make tough decisions when prioritizing state spending, I understand the impo...


    4. Reached 15,000 signatures
    5. Decision-maker Sam Moore responds:

      Sam Moore

      Thank you for your e-mail and signed petition regarding the state archives. While Governor Deal has asked most state agencies to suggest 3 % cuts to their budgets, those cuts must be approved by the state Legislature, which next meets in...


    6. Reached 10,000 signatures
    7. Decision-maker Pat Gardner responds:

      Pat Gardner

      I agree that the availability of the archives of the state should be open to the public.
      Would it be possible for you to help those constituents of the 57th District interested in this issue to contact me directly?
      We need to find a way...


    8. Reached 8,000 signatures
    9. Reached 6,000 signatures
    10. Reached 5,000 signatures
    11. Reached 4,000 signatures
    12. Reached 3,000 signatures
    13. Reached 500 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • GLENDA GRIFFIS ROME, GA
      • 9 months ago

      We need them open for a number of reasons. Mine would entail most of them. It is our right to research, visit, and learn about our history to name a few.

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    • Kimy Kennedy COLLEGE PARK, GA
      • 9 months ago

      Why in the world would you close them? Come on!

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    • Charles Priestley LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 9 months ago

      As a British historian of the Civil War and a regular visitor to Georgia, I feel it is vital that this valuable historical resource remains open to researchers.

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    • Kia Guest ATLANTA, GA
      • 11 months ago

      As a graduating History major keeping the archives open to the public is essential to not only my career, but to the preservation of Georgia history as well.

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    • Kim McKinley PRATTVILLE, AL
      • 11 months ago

      History and Genealogy!

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