Lobby Days

                             VIRTUAL ADVOCACY WEEK 2022                               January 18 through January 21

 

ARE YOU READY TO LOBBY!

Every year, we schedule Lobby Days to let Florida legislators know where AAUW Florida stands on important issues. This year, we’ve partnered with SACAC (Southern Association for College Admissions Counselling) for Virtual Advocacy Week, Tuesday, January 18 through Friday, January 21. 

Join us! There’s still time to register! You can make a difference without leaving home! 

Virtual Lobby Day Agenda

Daily sessions: Noon – 1 p.m.

Learn from panels and speakers on key issues and legislative priorities:

  • Tuesday, January 18 – AAUW legislative priorities, including women’s economic security, education, civil rights, and voting issues   
  • Wednesday, January 19 – Title IX 
  • Thursday, January 20 – Financial aid 
  • Friday, January 21 – School profiles 

Information and tools 

The AAUW FL Public Policy Committee has assembled a host of resources to help you make lobbying successful.  

Pay Equity 

Human Trafficking 

Office of Diversity and Inclusion 

Partisan Elections for School Boards 

Commissioner of Education 

Abortion Clinic Regulations 

Racial and Sexual Discrimination 

  •  Respond to the AAUW-FL Action Alert when received from National.

Review the AAUW Public Policy Advocacy Toolkit for more suggestions.

 


AAUW Virtual Lobby Days – 2021

March 17, 2021

How we spent the day

We weren’t able to lobby our legislators in person this year due to the pandemic. But technology made it possible for us to make sure lawmakers understand issues important to us. 

More than 50 members heard speakers from both the Florida Senate and House as well as members of AAUW Florida Public Policy Committee through Zoom. The two-hour morning session workshop also  provided information on key bills and tips on virtual lobbying. 

Participants then spent the rest of the day meeting virtually with their legislators to discuss our legislative agenda. 

How we prepared

Before Lobby Day, participants did their homework. You can use the same preparations before getting in touch with your legislators. You don’t have to wait till next year’s Lobby Days.