2020 Lobby Days
EQUALITY FLORIDA LOBBY DAYS
"Equality Florida gave me an opportunity to fine-tune my citizen lobbyist skills and effectively communicated with public officials and constituents. The staff made sure we were getting the most out of our time and were invested in our success." - Martin Perez, Field Intern (2019)
Join us for Equality Florida Lobby Days January 27-28!
LGBTQ equality supporters from around Florida will converge on the Capitol for Equality Florida Lobby Days 2020 on Monday and Tuesday, January 27 and 28!
We’ll give you all the skills and knowledge you need on-site to be an effective advocate. Lobby Days begins with a comprehensive training that includes an update on the current climate of the Florida legislature; lobby techniques; and in-depth information regarding the LGBTQ equality, reproductive justice, and gun violence prevention.
After the training staff will put you into teams and give you a list of pre-scheduled meetings with lawmakers to attend. They need to hear from you!
Questions: Please Email [email protected]
On Monday, January 27, we are asking all attendees to meet at 8:30am to check-in and receive training materials. We will be starting our training promptly at 9:00am. Lobby Days will conclude on Tuesday, January 28 at 4:30pm. A full agenda will be emailed to registered participants in advance. Lunch will be provided both days.
HOTELS / ACCOMMODATIONS
There are many hotels in the Tallahassee area, some within walking distance of the Capitol and some just a short drive away. Here are some recommendations at various price points.
Sheraton Four Points Tallahassee
316 West Tennessee Street, Tallahassee, FL
Comfort Suites Tallahassee Downtown
1026 Appalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee, FL
Wyndham Garden Tallahassee
1355 Apalachee Pkwy, Tallahassee, FL
Double Tree Suites
(5 minutes, walking distance)
101 S Adams St Tallahassee, 32301
Florida People's Advocacy Center
603 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
(1 mile from the Capitol; affordable dorm-style lodging; advise that you are attending Equality Florida Lobby Days when booking)
**Affordable accommodations can also be found at: www.airbnb.com
There is metered street parking all around the Capitol complex. There are also several parking garages, including Kleman Plaza parking garage, a block from the Capitol.
Businesses appropriate attire should be worn while in the Capitol. This includes suits, slacks, button up shirts, knee-length skirts, dresses and close-toed shoes. No jeans. Please wear comfortable (but business appropriate) shoes as there is a lot of walking involved in Lobby Days.