RSVP Today for FLC's 2021 Virtual Legislative Action Week!
With concerns about COVID-19 making it impossible to hold our usual in-person Legislative Action Days and visits to the state capitol, the Florida League of Cities has planned an active week of virtual events to help keep you engaged with your legislators and colleagues during this important legislative session.
Legislative Action events will take place using various online platforms (Zoom, GoToWebinar, etc.) In order to participate, you must RSVP by March 8. Once you've done so, you'll receive an email in early March containing specific links to the platforms to register for each individual event.
Following is the tentative schedule of events* for the week. There will be a live event each day, including updates on legislative priorities, a welcome to newly elected officials, networking opportunities, and appearances and comments from FLC President Tony Ortiz.
Monday - March 15, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
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.
Welcome for Newly Elected Municipal Officials and Staff (Zoom)
Come learn why you are integral to the League’s advocacy success and how to get more involved! This 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 also 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, 2021
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking Social Hour (Zoom)
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, 2021
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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, 2021
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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