Mar. 26, 2015 8:30 am |

2015 Lupus Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30334
Thursday, March 26, 2015
8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Download Lupus Awareness Day Details (PDF)

Talking Points for Meeting with Your Legislators (PDF)

Lupus Assembly 11:45 a.m., Capitol Rotunda

NOTE: All adults must show a photo ID upon entering the Capitol

*Due to the climate of Legislative meetings and Capitol events, there may be some minor adjustments changes in our agenda during our event.

Check-In and Pick Up Materials


Schedule of Events

Driving Directions

Directions and Parking at the Capitol

Parking Lots

Contact Numbers


Check-In and Pick Up Materials

Room Coverdale Legislative Office Building (CLOB) Room 406 - Check-in opens at 8:30 a.m.
CLOB is located across the street from the Capitol

Schedule of Events

9 - 9:40 a.m.
CLOB 406



Maria Myler, Chapter President and CEO
Teri Emond, Program Director and COO
Kim Schofield, Advocacy Chair
Chris Reed, Men’s Support Group Facilitator, Advocacy Committee


10 - 11:45 a.m.



Lupus Activists Meet Their Representatives
Chapter volunteers, lupus patients and families will call on state representatives, including calling from the house and senate floor.


10  - 11:45 a.m.



Lupus Resolutions in the House and Senate
The readings of TWO Lupus Resolutions, declaring February 25 as Lupus Awareness Day


11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.



Lupus Assembly/Photo Opportunity
Capitol Rotunda


12:30 – 2 p.m.



Lunch, Visit with Legislators and Debrief – CLOB 406


Directions and Parking at the Georgia State Capitol

To Google or MapQuest use this address 18 Capitol Square SW, Atlanta, GA 30334
Parking is limited, with best availability at Underground Atlanta on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. and also travel by Marta.
Please allow time for security for each of the day’s events.
To reach the Capitol from Underground Atlanta, exit onto Martin Luther King Jr. Dr., and walk east one block to Courtland St, take a right onto Washington St at the corner of Washington and Courtland, the Capitol will then be on your left.
Take the next left onto Mitchell St. and enter the Capitol at the Mitchell St access, please allow 5 minutes for security. We will meet in Room CLOB 506 at 8:30 a.m.

Valuable Contact Numbers for Lupus Awareness Day

Chapter office until Monday evening - 770-333-5930
Maria Myler’s cell - 678-938-5568
Teri Emond’s cell - 404-542-9483
Kim Schofield’s cell – 404-966-6397 NOTE: Cells are limited in the Capitol.


MARTA is an option for transportation to the Capitol. MARTA stops located nearest the Capitol are the Georgia State Station (directly across from the Capitol in the Sloppy Floyd/Twin Towers complex) or the Five Points station (two blocks west of the Capitol at Underground Atlanta.)

Driving Directions

From the South:
Take I-75/85 North to Exit 245 (Capitol Avenue).
At the bottom of the exit ramp, continue straight through the stop sign.
At the first traffic light, turn left onto Hank Aaron Drive.
The Capitol will be approximately one mile down on the left. CLOB is on the right.

From the North:
Take I-75/85 South to Exit 248A(Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive).
Bear right onto Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive.
The Capitol will be on the left. CLOB is on the right.

From the East:
Take I-20 West to Exit 58A (Capitol Avenue).
Turn right on Capitol Avenue.
The Capitol will be approximately one mile down on the left. CLOBis on the right.

From the West:
Take I-20 East to Exit 56B (Windsor St. /Spring St. /Stadium).
At the third light, turn left onto Central Avenue.
Go to Mitchell Street and turn right.
The Capitol will be two blocks down on the left. CLOB is on the right.


Parking Lots

Archives Surface
Located on Fraser Street, 2 blocks from the Capitol

Pete Hackney
Located on the corner of Butler Street and Decatur Street

Steve Polk Plaza
Located on Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. beside Underground Atlanta



Spaces for visitors with disabilities are located on Mitchell Street. Vehicles may stop briefly at the loading zone to drop off passengers.

Visitors in wheelchairs may enter the Capitol from the loading zone off of Mitchell Street and from Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive via ramps which provide access to the first (ground) floor.

The elevators are located on the east and west sides of the Capitol.

Wheelchair accessible restrooms are located on the first, third and fourth floors of the Capitol building. Facilities for ladies are located on the first floor, inside the Capitol Avenue entrance and on the third floor in room 342.  Men's' facilities can be found on the first floor and on the fourth floor adjacent to the House Gallery.

Water Fountains
Accessible water fountains can be found near the first floor restrooms on the east side of the Capitol and inside the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive entrance.

Both a TDD and a Volume Control Telephone are located on the first floor of the Capitol
in the restroom area.

Wheelchair spaces are provided in the Senate and House galleries and most legislative committee meeting rooms are accessible.

Capitol Grounds
The paths leading to points of interest on the Capitol grounds are paved.

Security Regulations
In compliance with security regulations, all visitors must enter the Capitol through a metal detector; the X-ray machine must examine hand-carried items.  No weapons, including pocketknives, are allowed in the Capitol.  These items should be left in a vehicle because security is not able to hold these items. In addition, off-duty law enforcement officers will not be allowed to carry their weapons while they are inside the Capitol.