After registering, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the information needed to join the meeting. The meeting will now run until 12:15 p.m. to accommodate legislators’ schedules.
How to prepare
What will it mean to engage in virtual lobbying? What preparations should you make before Lobby Day – or if you want to reach lawmakers another time?
- Identify your legislators and call or email them or their legislative aides to arrange meetings.
- Identify your county legislative delegation by AAUW branch.
- Give legislators information about AAUW when you contact them. The state public policy committee will provide guidance.
- Sign up to be a Two-Minute Activist.
- Review AAUW Quick Facts.
- Review our positions for the top priority bills on our legislative agenda, and talking points.
Plans for the day
From 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m, you’ll hear speakers on our 2021 legislative agenda; participate in a short workshop on bill tracking and an information session on bills and the impact of their related committees; and get tips for virtual lobbying. For the rest of the day, you’ll meet virtually with your legislators to discuss our legislative agenda.
- 10:05 a.m. Welcome: K. Lee-Smith, AAUW FL Director for Public Policy
- 10:10 a.m. National Perspective: Patricia DeWitt, AAUW FL President
- 10:15 a.m. Our 2021 Legislative Agenda: Vickie Waters, Karen Zalkin, Rose Llanos, Suzan Harden, AAUW FL Public Policy Committee
- 10:30 a.m. The Committee Process: Honorable Margaret Good
- 11 a.m. Virtual Lobbying Tips
- 11:15 a.m. SB 180: State Sen. Lori Berman
- 11:45 a.m. HB 107: State Rep. Geraldine Thompson
- 12 pm. HB875: State Rep. Fentrice Driskell
Positions on priority bills
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This information will help you discuss the issues for our priority bills.
- Equal Rights Amendment
- Pay equity
- Human trafficking
- Intelligence-led policing
- Materials harmful to minors
AAUW Florida Lobby Days 2020
January 21-22, 2020
We were at the Capitol!
Thirty-two AAUW members, representing 13 Florida branches, traveled to the state capitol in Tallahassee to lobby our legislators to support these AAUW Public Policy Priorities – Pay Equity and the Florida Family Leave Act, the Equal Rights Amendment and the Prevention of Human Trafficking. The AAUW Lobby Corps, identified by gold sashes, visited the offices of their senators and representatives armed with AAUW talking points and leave behind materials and sat in on committee meetings.