Subseries 8.5
Georgia politics files, 1972-1989
Boxes 62-66

Scope and Content Note

The legislative reference files contain materials relating to budgets, state of the state addresses, bills, and voting records. Pauley used this information for the extensive mailings which were routed to the Georgia Poverty Rights Organization (GPRO) membership. Initially, GPRO focused attention on individual welfare cases through, in part, a telephone hotline service. Clients who contacted the office with welfare problems were interviewed and referred to the appropriate agencies for assistance or in emergencies, donations were collected on their behalf. By the eighties, however, the organization found that it could be more effective as a lobbying group. As Mrs. Pauley noted to one newspaper reporter in 1985, "We saw all we were doing was just applying Band-Aids...we saw that the most important thing we could do would be to change the system."

Pauley and GPRO members visited the Capitol regularly in their efforts to maintain a vigilant watch over the state's budgeting process. This monitoring program was often thwarted, however, because committee meetings were not well publicized. In 1987, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit on behalf of Frances Pauley charging that such secrecy violated the state constitution. Although Ms. Pauley and the ACLU lost the suit, the state sunshine law was expanded. Information regarding this case will be found in box 63.

The national politics files contained in box 66 relate primarily to the Reagan administration's plan for economic recovery issued in February 1981; see folder 5. A significant feature of the plan was the lessening of federal funding and regulatory control for a wide variety of human service programs. A Transitional Planning Committee of the Alliance for Human Services Planning (which included the Atlanta Regional Commission, the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Economic Opportunity Atlanta, and the United Way), was formed in July 1981 to provide guidance to the Atlanta community and the state of Georgia in the face of federal funding cutbacks and to minimize competitiveness among various programs for funds which would be available. Frances Pauley served on the General and Social Services subcommittee of this group which considered the impact of the cutbacks on the AFDC, Food Stamp, and energy assistance programs. These files include correspondence and reports of the Transitional Planning Committee and its subcommittees as well as reports, press releases, position statements, and printed material concerning Reagan's budget proposals.

Telephone tree project
Box Folder Content
62 1 Correspondence, summer 1981
62 2 Contact list and mailings, June, July 1981, no date
62 3 District maps
Taxes
62 4 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Minutes, 1982
62 5 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Correspondence, 1979-1982, no date
62 6 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Position papers, 1979, 1982, no date
62 7 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Informational papers, 1982, no date
62 8 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Press releases, 1979, no date
62 9 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Newsletter, no date
62 10 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Flyers, no date
62 11 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Mailing and response, no date
62 12 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Mailing lists, 1982, no date
62 13 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Printed material, no date
62 14 Coalition against the local option sales tax: Notes
62 15 Georgia task force against tuition tax credits: Correspondence, 1981
62 16 Georgia task force against tuition tax credits: Printed material, 1981, no date
62 17 Collected material, 1976-1988, no date
62 18 Clippings, 1978, 1979
62 19 Clippings, 1982
62 20 Clippings, 1983
62 21 Clippings, 1989
Open government
63 1 Correspondence, 1986-1988
63 2 Petition, 3 February 1978
63 3 ACLU v. Tom Murphy: Complaint and response, March-September 1987
63 4 ACLU v. Tom Murphy: Appeals, November-December 1987
63 5 ACLU v. Tom Murphy: Docket, 18 August 1988
63 6 ACLU v. Tom Murphy: Briefs, September-November 1988
63 7 ACLU v. Tom Murphy: Verdict, 3 November 1988
Open government monitoring project
63 8 Financial records, October 25, December 2, 1987
63 9 Training and planning, December 1987
63 10 Notations, December 1987 - March 1988
63 11 Legislative information, 1988, 1989, no date
63 12 Lists of monitors, 1987, 1988, no date
63 13 Public hearing, 8 February 1988, Pauley testimony
63 14 "Wheeling and dealing sunshine," Jack Jersawitz, no date (1988?)
63 15 Sunshine laws (S.B. 394, 435), no date
63 16 Constitutional regulations, no date
63 17 "Common cause," newsletter, 27 October 1987
63 18 Clippings, March 1987 - March 1988
63 19 Notes
63 20 "Legislative Journal," F. Pauley, 16 December 1987-16 January 1988, no date
63 21 Public hearing hosted by DeKalb delegation, re legislative issues, 25 January 1988
Elections
64 1 City Council, 1973: Bradley, Panke
64 2 Bd. of Education, 1973: Griggs, Margaret
64 3 Mayoral, 1973: Clippings, October 1973
64 4 Bd. of Education, 1974: Mills, Roger
64 5 House Rep., 1974: Sinkfield, Georganna
64 6 "Candidates for federal and state offices," 2 November 1976
64 7 Gubernatorial: Returns, 1982
64 8 Senate, 1986: Bond, Julian
64 9 Senate, 1986: Clippings, July-September 1986
64 10 Lieutenant Governor, 1987: Howard, Pierre
64 11 Lieutenant Governor, 1987: Clippings, 1987
64 12 Clippings, 1982, 1984, 1986
Governor's Office, Busbee, George
64 13 State of the state addresses, 1978-1980
64 14 Budget: FY 1976, press release
64 15 Budget: FY 1978
64 16 Budget: FY 1979, press releases
64 17 Budget: FY 1980, press releases
64 18 Budget: FY 1981, proposal
64 19 Budget: FY 1981, general information
Governor's Office, Harris, Joe Frank
64 20 State of the state address, 1985
64 21 Special education address, 16 January 1985
64 22 Budget: FY 1983, Proposal
64 23 Budget: FY 1985
Georgia Legislature
64 24 Agendas (?), 1976, 1978
64 25 Bills: H.B. 474, taxes
64 26 Bills: H.B. 741, fair employment practices
64 27 Bills: H.B. 1068, county health boards
64 28 Bills: H.B. 1201, housing
64 29 Bills: H.B. 1281, AIDS
64 30 Bills: H.B. 1296, maternal health
64 31 Bills: H.B. 1329, prescription drugs
64 32 Bills: H.B. 1339, Industrial Loan Act
64 33 Bills: H.R. 558, McKinney Homeless Assistance Act
64 34 Bills: H.R. 1720, Family Welfare Reform Act of 1987
64 35 Bills: H.R. 2807, 3222, 3224, health services
64 36 Bills: H.R. 4460, Family Welfare Improvement Act
64 37 Bills: H.R. 9030, Better Jobs and Income Act
64 38 Bills: S.B. 39, mental retardation
64 39 Bills: S.B. 319, transfer of patient property
64 40 Bills: S.B. 410, firearms
65 1 Bills: Executive Reorganization Act of 1972
65 2 Bills: Georgia Human Rights Act
65 3 Bills: AFDC
65 4 Bills: Summaries, 1977-1988, no date
65 5 Bills: Printed material, 1984, 1988, no date
65 6 Black membership, 1975-1976
65 7 Black caucus: Press release, 28 November 1980
65 8 Senate membership, 1977-1985, and no date
65 9 House membership, 1977-1984, and no date
65 10 Committee membership
65 11 Legislative summaries, 1982
65 12 Howard, Pierre: Reports of sessions, 1981-1983
65 13 NAACP and lobbying, 1977
65 14 Voting records: House, 1976-1986
65 15 Voting records: Senate, 1975-1988
65 16 Voting records: House and Senate, 1978
65 17 Georgia Legislative Forum, 1975-1981
65 18 "SRC Legislative Bulletin," 1981-1984
65 19 Maps, government office buildings
65 20 Notes
65 21 Collected material: 1970-1980, no date
National Politics: Ronald Reagan Administration: Budget, fiscal year 1982
66 1 Alliance for Human Services Planning: Correspondence, July 1981-August 1981, no date
66 2 Alliance for Human Services Planning: Meeting schedule, 1981-1982
66 3 Alliance for Human Services Planning: Committees, 1981
66 4 Alliance for Human Services Planning: Reports, 1981
66 5 Alliance for Human Services Planning: "A Program for Economic Recovery," 18 February 1981
66 6 Alliance for Human Services Planning: Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1981 (H.R. 3982), 31 July 1981
66 7 Impact of budget: Georgia Legal Services Program, fact sheets, 1981, no date
66 8 Impact of budget: Articles, 1981
66 9 Impact of budget: Reports, 1981
66 10 Impact of budget: Printed material, 1982, no date
66 11 Reaction: Press releases, April 1981, no date
66 12 Reaction: Position statements, 1981, no date
66 13 Alternative budget: Proposal, December 1981
66 14 Alternative budget: Position statements, no date
66 15 Clippings, 1981-1983, no date
66 16 Printed material, 1981, 1983
66 17 "Civil Liberties Alert," newsletter, 1978-1988
66 18 Printed material, 1981-1985, no date
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