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The Florida Counseling Association's Government Relations Program educates and informs legislators and other decision makers on issues of concern to FCA. The program also keeps FCA members up to date on state legislative proposals that affect our profession. The Government Relations Program is involved in numerous activities. We need members throughout the state to dedicate time and effort to our profession. We will be working with legislators to introduce new legislation as well as to work to change existing legislation.

 

 


 

FCA Day at the Capital

 

February 21, 2018

The FCA Day at the Capital in Tallahassee is now scheduled for February 21, 2018.  Join fellow FCA members, counselors, students and partners in taking our message to our representatives.  We will meet on the stairs of the Capital Building at 9:00 a.m. in Tallahassee for a photo than attend tours of the capital, Senate and House.  Following our tours you will meet with your House Representative and Senator.  To secure these meetings you will contact them directly by utilizing the link below. 

https://www.counseling.org/government-affairs/actioncenter

These meeting(s) should be scheduled at the Tallahassee office with your Senate or House Representative’s office after our morning tours, ideally between 1 and 3 p.m.  However, if you are able to schedule your meeting time sooner, please do so.

Below you will find the schedule for our Day at the Capital.

 

Day at the Capital Schedule

8:45 a.m. Arrive at Tallahassee

9:00 a.m. Photo on Capital Stairs

9:00 a.m. to Noon Capital, Senate, House Tours

12:00pm to 1:00 p.m. – Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m Individual or Group Meetings with Florida State Congress.  - Meet with Senator and House Representative

4:00 p.m. Depart Tallahassee

  

Below and attached you will find resources on how to talk to your legislature and stay tuned for additional trainings and resources and talking points. Click Here

Questions? Email fcaoffice@flacounseling.org

 

 

HOW FCA HELPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Last year on the FCA Day on the Hill, Florida counselors advocated for House Bill 7069.

It was passed during the 2017 Legislative Session, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott and took effect on July 1, 2017. This important bill allows for students who need treatment for autism spectrum disorder not to be penalized for missing school in order to get the help they need!

Thank you to all counselors who advocated for this bill as this makes a real difference in the lives of our students and families in our community!

 

 



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