Join the Down syndrome consortium for a day at the Capitol on World Down Syndrome Day! There will be a proclamation by the Governor, we will learn about legislation that affects our families, and we will meet with our representatives.
We have a voice and we are stronger together!
This has been a banner year for people with Down syndrome and their families. Join us under the Gold Dome as we continue the celebration!!
Georgia Down Syndrome Consortium Day at the Capitol
LOCATION: Coverdell Legislative Office Building Room 514
18 Capitol Square SW Atlanta, GA 30334
9:00 Arrival & Registration
9:30 Learning how to advocate at the Capitol
We hope Rep Scott Hilton can join us for this instruction
10:15 Go to Capitol for a group photo with Rep Scott Hilton and, hopefully, Governor Deal. We will also be able to witness the presentation of the House Resolution for Down Syndrome Consortium Day.
11:00 Work the Ropes – Talk with your legislator on issues critical to your child and family
Before you arrive
Please look up your legislators, both senator and representative. It’s easy at Open States: https://openstates.org/ga/legislators/
Scroll down to the middle of the page and enter your home address in the box to the right.
What to Bring
Travel light since we leave the meeting space to go to the Capitol. You will have to take your personal belongings with you.
- Government-issued Photo ID to go through Capitol security.
- No weapons, including pocketknives, are allowed in the Capitol.
Parking & Accessibility
Steve Polk Plaza - $13
65 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Atlanta, GA
Located near Underground Atlanta & Georgia Railroad Freight Depot.
No height restriction.
Pete Hackney - $10
162 Jesse Hill Jr., Drive, Atlanta, GA
Located at the corner of Jesse Hill Jr. Drive and Decatur Street.
In lane pay stations accept cash or credit 6 AM-7 PM.
Maximum height: 8' 2".
Capitol Lot Daily
218 Capitol Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Located on Capitol Avenue near the State Capitol.
Maximum height: 18' when entering from Capitol Avenue and going under the pedestrian bridge. No height restriction when entering from Memorial Drive.
Archives Surface Lot/Fraser Street Surface Lot
359 Fraser Street, Atlanta, GA
No height restriction.
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) provides daily bus and train service to the downtown area including the Georgia State Station. Visit MARTA for schedule, route and transfer information.
Capitol Hill Accessibility Guide for Visitors with Disabilities
This guide provides information on the accessible features and accommodation protocols on Capitol Hill. We hope the information provided in this guide will help ensure that your visit to our State Capitol is smooth and successful.
Have Questions ~ Need Support
Stacey Ramirez, [email protected], 678-313-3177
18 Capitol Sq SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
Google map and directions