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Georgia MOAA Storms the Capitol








A delegation from across Georgia MOAA Chapters visited the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta on Monday, February 22, 2016.  The days activities were coordinated by Mike Nelson-Palmer, assisted by Les Arent, and a number of Chapter representatives who scheduled additional office calls on members of the Georgia Legislature.

The delegation was led by Biff Hadden, President Georgia MOAA.  The delegation included Mike Nelson-Palmer, Les Arent, Bill Howerton, Jerry Johnson, Ray Chastain,   Allen Ritzer, Rich McKee,____, and Trish Hadden, GA MOAA Public Affairs.  Following a short group meeting each member of the delegation headed to pre-scheduled meetings with their home district Representatives and Senators.  The mission was to thank them for their support of the military and retirees living in Georgia, and to thank them for the support of HR 714 bill potentially increasing the military retiree state income tax deduction. 

The members also encouraged them to support the Georgia War Veterans Home in Milledgeville, Georgia and a proposed special program to provide sub – acute rehabilitation therapy care and treatment, for those suffering from PTSD and BTI.

A special meeting was arranged and attended by Biff Hadden, Mike Nelson-Palmer, Bill Howerton, and Trish Hadden, with Representative John Yates, who is Chairman of the Defense & Veterans Affairs Committee.  He is a very sharp 94 year old WWII Army Veteran, and a solid defender of veterans.  We thanked him for his support and agreed to provide more information.  The entire delegation gathered at 2:30pm and met with the Senate Veterans & Homeland Security Committee, which was chaired by the Deputy Chairman, Senator Ed Harbison. 

The committee asked the delegation to speak and Biff Hadden introduced Bill Howerton and Jerry Johnson who both presented statements to the Committee.  That was followed by a question and answer session.  It was considered a significantly successful meeting.  Overall the Storm the Georgia Capitol was very successful.



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