2017 Understanding the Legislative Process: An Educational Forum
presented by Florida Commission on the Status of Women
The Florida Commission on the Status of Women and our partners from across Florida are proud to present a forum dedicated to educating women about the legislative process. Attendees will gain a better understanding of how ideas become laws and learn the tools needed to be leaders in their communities.This annual event is one of education and inspiration, providing a unique opportunity to observe the legislative process in action. Come to learn from experienced professionals, develop personal relationships and be inspired to work with like-minded organizations to create a better state for the women and families of Florida. March 29 – 30, 2017 will be filled with networking and learning about how the real-life legislative process works. This is a non-partisan, educational event. Please call 850-414-3531 for additional details.
2017 T-Shirt Orders
Thanks to Representative Heather Fitzenhagen’s office, T-shirts are available for advance purchase. This is the same shirt that will be worn by the Florida Women’s Legislative Caucus! It is a Bella+Canvas brand Ladies “The Favorite” T-Shirt, and comes in turquoise with white ink on the front.
• 4.2 oz. combed, ringspun cotton/poly blend
• 52% combed ringspun cotton, 48% polyester
• shoulder taping; retail fit
• sideseamed; fitted sleeves
• longer body length
Orders can be made for this shirt through Friday, March 31st and will ship via USPS within three days of production. Shirts are available in several colors for $20 each and are payable by credit card online. This purchase is optional and not required for the event, but a fun addition!
Important Information for Attendees
Thank you for your interest in Understanding the Legislative Process. We are expecting more than 200 attendees at this year’s event, so plan to arrive early and have a great time networking and learning the legislative process. We are in Tallahassee to learn and network.. This is a non-partisan educational event serving all women across Florida, so please be respectful of others viewpoints. Below are links to helpful information that will make your time in Tallahassee much more enjoyable, including information on parking, weather and more. The official program will begin promptly with registration at 2:00 PM on March 29 outside the Cabinet Meeting Room in the Capitol. Business attire is appropriate. Please, no jeans or shorts. You will be doing a lot of walking in and around the Capitol Complex, so make sure to wear comfortable shoes. The event includes a reception, light breakfast, and lunch on Thursday.
When you are entering government buildings, please take security seriously. All security checkpoints include a metal detector. Anything that would be considered a weapon will be confiscated.
Wednesday, March 29 – Click on Session Title or Location to Learn More
Thursday, March 30 – Click on Session Title or Location to Learn More
|8:00 AM||Politics in Florida Networking Breakfast||Historic Capitol Senate Chambers|
|9:00 AM||Group Photo||Location TBD|
|9:30 AM||Beyond Schoolhouse Rock: Navigating Florida’s Legislative Maze||Knott Building, Webster Hall, Room 212|
|10:30 AM||Political Advocacy: Lobbying and Public Interest Communication|
|11:45 AM||FCSW Women’s History Month Celebration Luncheon||Florida Capitol 22nd Floor
|1:30 PM||How to Talk to Your Legislator||Knott Building, Webster Hall, Room 212|
|2:30 PM||Could Serving in Office be in your Future? What Women Candidates Need to Know|
|3:30 PM||EmpowHER – Young Women’s Leadership|
|5:00 PM||Forum Concludes|
*Please note that additional speakers will be joining the event as Session schedules allow. All times are subject to change.