Girl Scouts is advocating to change the name of Savannah's iconic
Talmadge Bridge to the Juliette Gordon Low Bridge. As one of
Savannah's most influential women, we believe that Juliette Gordon Low
deserves this honor for her amazing story and impact on the lives of
Girl Scouts’ 2.6 million members and 59 million alumnae.
Our CEO Sue Else recently joined Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo and Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta CEO Amy Dosik for a meeting with Governor Nathan Deal. They spoke about Girl Scouts' national STEM initiative and requested his support in renaming Savannah's iconic bridge.
On February 6, Girl Scouts from across Georgia took over the State Capitol to ask officials to support our cause. We're happy that this not only impacted our goal but provided an unforgettable and educational experience for our girls. We got tons of media coverage from this event, but the fight it's over! We still need people to write their legislators. See the GSUSA blog post.
If you missed Girl Scout Day at the Capitol on February 6, you've still got a chance to experience the thrill of taking part in the legislative process. You're invited to join us for a Founder's Day News Conference (it's our birthday!) at 1:00pm on March 12 at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, GA. While there, you may explore the Capitol and visit your legislators' offices to encourage them to support the #JGLbridge. It will be a great day to celebrate Juliette! If you'd like to come, please RSVP here.
For more information, see the action items, events and news articles below.
1. The most important thing you can do is ask for support! Use the documents below to write your local legislators and request their support. We need both girls and adults to raise their voices. Seeing you and hearing from you makes a big impact as legislators are considering this issue. It would be especially helpful for adults to write Senator Ben Watson from Savannah, Senator Steve Gooch from Dahlonega, Senator David Shafer from Duluth and Senator Butch Miller from Gainesville. In addition, we would appreciate letters from adults from throughout the state to Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
Legislators most appreciate personal letters! You may use the samples to get started, then be sure to make it your own. Girls might consider hand writing their letters, and including a picture of themselves, their troop or something they've drawn. Remember, if you write a letter, you are able to purchase the #JGLbridge patch.
2. Share, share, share! Use your social media channels to share news
stories and pictures from Girl Scout Day at the Capitol.
Share posts from Gril
Scouts and Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia too.
Juliette Gordon Low Fact Sheet
Instructions- Contact Legislators About JGL Bridge
Sample Letter of Support
JGL Promotional Petition Video
General Assembly Social Contacts
JGL Bridge Social Media Guide
2/17 Email Update PDF
Apply to be a page at the GA State Capitol