By Blair Drake, MOAA Contributing Editor
Members of the Georgia Council of Chapters (CoC) stormed the capitol in Atlanta March 21 to discuss with legislators issues that affect military members and veterans in the state.
During the event, which is modeled after national MOAA's Storming the Hill, participants met with six state legislators to discuss modifying current income tax law to provide a full exemption for military retirees. They also met for the first time with Gov. Brian Kemp, who was elected in November 2018.
This was the Georgia CoC's 15th year storming the capitol and is one of several times throughout the year council and chapter members engage with their state legislators.
According to former Army 1st Lt. Donald H. Nau, president of the Georgia CoC, legislators also attend local chapter meetings, and some even are members of MOAA chapters. He says these interactions impact legislation by providing state legislators with “direct personal input from members of the military community.”