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Let Cities Work PSA. Cities provide tailor made solutions to meet the needs of their residents. One-size-fits-all solutions passed down by the State do not fit - at all! Use this video to explain this fight to your residents and ask them to get engaged. (Want a 30-sec version? Click here.) 

Top Ten Tips for Effective Advocacy. As we prepare for the 2018 Legislative session, our message to the Legislature must not waver. By taking these key actions now, we will be ready to confront and defeat legislative attacks against Home Rule. 

Talking Points. Use these basic talking points to guide your discussions with constituents, colleagues and state lawmakers.

Summary of 2018 Constitutional Amendments Learn more about the 13 proposed amendments to the Florida Constitution that are certified for the 2018 General Election ballot. 

2018 Legislative Candidate Questionnaire View the questionnaire sent to all candidates, both state and local, for elected offices in Florida. 

2018 Final Report Learn about the bills that passed and filed during the 2018 regular Legislative Session.

2018 Legislative Summary of Key Votes Find out how your representatives and senators voted on issues that matter to your city.

Issue Briefs Summary papers for the League's legislative priorities including background information, talking points and the latest update on legislative progress.

Do You Want to become a Home Rule Hero?  Successful advocacy starts at home, not in Tallahassee. No one can tell your community’s story better than you. Each year, the League's legislative team recognizes a few local officials who make an extraordinary effort; people who stand out for their high level of participation and effectiveness. Learn more.

Advocacy Wheel. This circular image reveals the League's interactive process for moving its agenda. 


Lobbying 101
 
This tool is designed to help you ask the right questions about proposed legislation and its sponsor(s).

Public Testimony 101 Preparing to provide testimony in committee? This list of tried and tested tips will keep you focused and prepare you for what to expect.

Advocacy Checklist This is a great tool to help local officials stay on task and on message during a phone call or visit with your legislator.


News-Alerts

2019 Legislative Delegation Meeting Schedule Meeting schedule and other important dates for local legislative delegations (by county).

2018-19 Key Legislative Dates Interim committee weeks, advocacy workshops, session info and policy committee meetings.

2018 Post-Legislative Session Recap 
Access the recording from our post-session webinar with the League's Legislative Affairs Team. Download the Slides

On Tap at the Cap: You had one job! (Week 9)

On Tap @ the Cap: Rock climbing isn’t a common Floridian experience. (Week 8)

On Tap @ the Cap: Diligence is the mother of good fortune. (Week 7)


On Tap @ the Cap: If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken (Week 5)

On Tap @ the Cap: Never forget that there is strength in numbers. (Week 4) 

On Tap @ the Cap: Government Shutdown (Week 3)

On Tap @ the Cap: Slow and steady wins the race (Week 2)

On Tap @ the Cap: A test of perseverance and patience (Week 1)

On Tap @ the Cap: Legislative Lessons offered in "A Christmas Story."

On Tap @ the Cap: Trying to reason with the hurricane season.

President Gil Ziffer: It's time to take action. 

FLC Adopts Resolutions in Support of Key Federal, State Constitutional and Commemorative Issues

City Officials from Across the State Honored with 2017 Home Rule Hero Awards

FLC Urges Governor to Veto Bad Telecom Bill That Strips Local Authority

FLC Announces 2017-2018 Legislative Policy Committee Appointments

Access Action Alerts distributed during the 2018 legislative session in our archives.