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Georgia CapitolPlease join Georgia’s WIN List for our 2011 Legislative Breakfast where we will receive a legislative update from WIN-endorsed women in the House and Senate Leadership.

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011
8:00 – 9:30 am
Mary Mac’s Tea Room
224 Ponce de Leon Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30308
8:00-9:30 am

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(in formation)
Lauren Benedict, Melissa Carter & Natalie Woodward, Hon. Stacey Evans,
Tedra Hobson, Libby Johnson, Jane Kidd, Jan Selman

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WIN List is happy to introduce our final new board member, Caroline McNulty.  I suspect that many of you already know Caroline well!

Caroline is a leader in Democratic political campaigns in Georgia and South Carolina and has been active in politics at the state and national levels for over 18 years.  Her passion for campaigns and expertise in fundraisin, events and organization led her to start Caroline McNulty, Inc. (CMI), a fundraising consulting firm, in 2005.  Most recently, she was recruited to run the finance operation for Gov. Roy Barnes’ gubernatorial campagin, raising over $15 million for one of the top three governors’ races in the country in 2010.  In April of 2010, Politics Magazine, named her “The best professional Democratic fundraiser in the state.”

Prior to starting CMI, Caroline worked for the Democratic Party of Georgia (2003-2005), the Barnes for Governor Campaigns (1998 and 2002) and for the Georgia Senate Democratic Campaign Committee (1997).  From 1999 to 2001, Caroline worked in Law and Government Affairs at AT&T.  Caroline’s work at AT&T focused on strategic planning, managing relationships with non-profit organizations and coordinating outreach with elected officials.

Before moving to Georgia, Caroline served as Executive Director and Director of Special Events at the North Carolina Democratic Party.  Her previous experience also includes work in national politics where she worked for the Democratic National Convention Committee, the Clinton/Gore Presidential Campaign, the Presidential Transition Team, the Office of the Vice President, legislative affairs at the Peace Corp and for the Women’s Leadership Forum of the Democratic National Committee.

Caroline earned a B.A. in Political Science at the University of South Carolina.  She lives in Mrietta, Georgia with her three children.

 

Continuing in our series highlighting our four new board members, meet Meg Smothers Robinson.

Meg currently serves as Chief of Staff and General Counsel to the Jason Carter Campaign Committee, Inc.  In this role, she serves as primary advisor to State Senator Jason Carter with regard to policy analysis, legislative decision-making, and campaign events.  Meg previously practiced law as an Assistant District Attorney in DeKalb County Juvenile Court where, in addition to prosecuting felony and misdemeanor offenses involving juvenile offenders, she oversaw DeKalb County’s Teen Court diversion program for first-time offenders.

Meg earned an undergraduate degree in Public Policy Analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and attended law school at Georgia State University, where she graduated with highest distinction in pro bono service.  Prior to law school, she worked as the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Georgia.  She has been named to Georgia Trend Magazine’s “40 Under 40” list of emerging leaders in Georgia and is a member of the L.E.A.D. Atlanta Class of 2011.  Meg serves on the executive board of Georgia Lawyers’ Chapter of the American Constitution Society and the Red Clay Democrats Board of Governors.  She is a volunteer with the high school mock trial program, the League of Women Voters of DeKalb County, and the Junior League of Atlanta.  Meg lives in Decatur with her husband, Jonathan.

 

The tough hits keep coming in the Governor’s proposed budget.  Governor Deal Gov wants to move Georgia Family Connection Partnership – a 20 year old public/private partnership serving families all 159 counties - to the Governor’s Office on Children and Family and downsize the program to serve only 24 counties.  You can learn all the details about this drastic change from the Juvenille Justice Information Exchange, but here is just a snipet:

The plan would fold the Georgia Family Connection Partnership, a 20-year old statewide public-private collaboration, and its budget of nearly $8 Million into the Governor’s Office for Children and Families (GOCF) effective July 1, 2011. Currently the Partnership is attached to the Department of Human Services.

This is the second recent attempt to increase the scope of the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, an agency created two years ago by then-Gov. Sonny Perdue. Last year he tried to move the Georgia Commission on Family Violence to the Office, a move rejected by the state legislature in the past and opposed by many former commission members. Perdue replaced a majority of those members in the closing months of his administration.