The League is excited to host Virtual Legislative Action Week on March 15-19
! With concerns about COVID-19 making it impossible to hold our usual in-person Legislative Action Days, as well as visits to the state capitol, the Florida League of Cities has planned an active week of virtual events. These free events are designed to help you stay engaged with your legislators and colleagues during this important Legislative Session, while also recognizing the demands on your time. Register Now
Virtual Legislative Action Week includes a brief live event each day that will ensure you’re plugged in on the latest with the League’s legislative priorities. Scheduled events also include a welcome for newly elected officials, networking opportunities, and special appearances and comments from FLC President Tony Ortiz throughout the week. A tentative schedule of events is below.
Virtual Legislative Action Week Agenda*
Monday, March 15
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ET
Legislative Briefing (GoToWebinar)
Hear from the FLC lobbying team on major bills that are moving and what messages to share with your legislators.
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Virtual Welcome for New Municipal Officials and Staff (Zoom)
Come learn why you are integral to the League’s advocacy success and how to get more involved! The inaugural Virtual Welcome will provide an overview of League services and programs and include a live question and answer session with FLC staff. This event will include a welcome from First Vice President Phillip Walker, and a special advocacy training from Scott Dudley and Allison Payne with the League’s new Field Advocacy & Federal Affairs Department. FLC Ambassadors Shwanda Barnette and Eryn Russell invite newly elected officials and staff, or anyone looking for a refresher on the benefits of League membership, to attend the Virtual Welcome.
Tuesday, March 16
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ET
Networking Social Hour (Platform TBD)
All dressed up and nowhere to go? Catch up with FLC members from around the state for a fun, relaxed virtual social event. Bring your own beverage!
Wednesday, March 17
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Advocacy Committee Meeting (Zoom)
The FLC Advocacy Committee meets regularly during session to bolster the League’s advocacy efforts. Legislative Action Week registrants are invited to join this week’s Advocacy Committee meeting to discuss how meetings with legislators have been going and learn what steps are needed to assist the FLC lobbying team.
Thursday, March 18
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Building Stronger Cities Through Effective Advocacy (GoToWebinar)
This two-part webinar event will focus on President Ortiz’s Building Stronger Cities initiative, as well as ways to engage your residents on issues that impact your city. Holding effective meetings with legislators can be challenging. Watch Second Vice President Jolien Caraballo meet with her legislator on municipal issues, then join her for a live Q&A session.
Friday, March 19
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
On Tap at the Cap (GoToWebinar)
You've received the weekly FLC On Tap at the Cap email during session. Now we are kicking it up a notch with a live webinar version of this popular weekly recap. Join the League’s lobbyists for an update on bills that moved this week at the Capitol, what to look out for the rest of session and where to focus your advocacy efforts.
*Program subject to change.