Today, Governor Nathan Deal, addressing an audience of eighty supporters of the Georgia Archives, pledged to “make sure the archives stay open.” It appears that no further details were offered at the time, and the Governor’s staff had not expected anything near this level of attendance at the signing of a proclamation to celebrate October as Archives Month across the state.
The organizers of the movement to save the Georgia Archives encourage us to keep up the momentum and keep the issue front and center for our elected officials.
“We’re thankful for the governor’s words,” said one of the group’s organizers, Kaye Lanning Minchew of the Coalition to Preserve the Georgia Archives. “But we don’t want it to close Nov. 1, so we absolutely need to make sure the advocacy doesn’t stop.”
Deal Pledges to Keep Georgia Archives Open (AJC)
The Governor of GA: Leave Our State Archives Open to the Public (Change.org petition)
Georgians Against Closing State Archives (Facebook group)
Friends of Georgia Archives and History (Don’t miss their list of action items!)