Monthly Archives: January 2018

Advice from Legislative Aides

During the legislative session, a lawmaker’s schedule is very full…usually starting early in the morning and ending late each day. They’re meeting with constituents and colleagues, tracking bills they’ve sponsored, preparing talking points and reviewing legislation they’ll hear in committees. For these reasons (and others), they don’t have time to read and research every issue. […]

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A Rare, Effective Strategy Revealed

Communicate and Offer Your Assistance Regularly during Session.  Keep legislators and their staff apprised of when a bill affecting your city or organization is scheduled to be heard in one of their committees. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate hear and vote on hundreds of bills each session. They also sit on multiple committees. […]

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Preparing to Communicate

Do you know there is a simple way to set yourself apart from the majority of advocates that meet with lawmakers? What will make you unique (and remembered!) takes very little time, but since most people don’t make the effort, those that do stand out and earn the respect of those they are trying to […]

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And So It Begins Again

That’s right…in Florida the 2018 Legislative Session begins on January 9th. Call me crazy but I believe it’s one of the most exciting times each year in the Sunshine State. The atmosphere in Tallahassee is electric, and there are conversations on every corner about politics and policies. For advocates, this is the time to reaffirm […]

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