FLA's Virtual Advocacy Week a Success. Thank you!

What a week! Thanks to the support of members and supporters, we made some positive inroads with elected officials in reminding them of the importance of Libraries!

A few statistics from our whirlwind week:

  • This page was utilized 1,425 times by members and advocates!
  • Advocates had 32 Legislative appointments during the week of March 8-12!
  • Supporters sent almost 430 pre-written messages to Florida's state legislators!
  • We added nearly 100 new Library Advocates in Florida to help us spread our message!

Need to set up a Legislative appointment?

Contact your legislators and set up a virtual meeting with them! CLICK HERE for a complete list of what to do before, during and after a virtual meeting with Legislators.


A look back at the Virtual Advocacy Week Schedule

Schedule subject to changes.

Monday, March 8

✔ 5 Minutes — Share our "Libraries are Critical to Florida" Advocacy video with your Florida House and Senate members. (Video coming soon!)

✔ 5 Minutes — Given the impact of COVID19, advocacy at all levels is critical. Sign up as an advocate and send this link to five (5) of your peers, friends or familyhttps://cqrcengage.com/alafl/app/register?7&m=442236

✔ 40 Minutes — Pre-recorded Advocacy Webinar with our "Panel of Experts." Click here for the Webinar!

Tuesday, March 9

✔ 15 Minutes — Light up the Lines Day 1: We are encouraging AS MANY ADVOCATES AS POSSIBLE to CALL your Legislators' offices and remind them to support all funding amounts listed in the FLA Legislative Platform! Find the phone number for your Legislators HERE or using the Map below.

Wednesday, March 10

✔ 5 Minutes — Tag FLA in a social media post you send today! Facebook: @FloridaLibraryAssociation Twitter: @TweetFLALibrary Hashtags: #FundLibraries #LoveYourLibrary

✔ 15 Minutes — Light up the Lines Day 2: We are encouraging AS MANY ADVOCATES AS POSSIBLE to CALL your Legislators' offices and remind them to support all funding amounts listed in the FLA Legislative Platform! Find the phone number for your Legislators HERE or using the Map below.

Thursday, March 11

✔ 5 Minutes -  Tell us about your meetings with any elected officials. Fill out this quick Questionnaire

Friday, March 12

✔ 5 Minutes - Send a Thank You. Make sure to follow up with a thank you to Legislators and staff who met with you virtually this week.


Tools & Resources

FLA 2021 Legislative Platform Document Print and send, or email to your Legislator.

Contact Information for Legislators, Interactive Map below. Zoom in to click on your Legislator's name.

District Phone number means where their district office is; Local Phone number is their Capitol number in Tallahassee! You can also use an Excel version here: BY FLA REGION Check your FLA region here. 

Share or Create a newspaper op-ed – use the op ed letter from the FLA President, Laura Spears, PhD as a template:

Advocacy Action Center webpage

Complete a Legislative Appointment survey after your meeting. Met with more than one official? Use this Excel Form instead and send your completed version to [email protected]; we'll incorporate your answers into the main survey for you.

Donate to the Honor Roll Fund to raise awareness for our issues! You can also text FUNDLIBRARIES to 44321!