“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
For the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly:
Defend the rights of the poor and needy”.
-Proverbs 31:8 NIV
You are invited to join your voice with other brothers and sisters in Christ as we gather in Tallahassee during Annual Children's Week. Together we will gain knowledge about the bills affecting critical justice issues affecting children in our communities throughout Florida and discuss these issues with Florida Legislators or their offices.
The Florida United Methodist Church and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, with the guidance of Florida Impact, will come together in Tallahassee, Florida for a time of prayer and preparation to meet legislators with a goal of advocating on behalf of "those who cannot speak for themselves" particularly children.
The one-day event will be held on Monday, January 27, 2020 at Trinity UMC from 9am-4:30 pm in Tallahassee, FL
Monday includes Coming together for a morning of education on the legislative bills we will advocate for and an afternoon visiting the State Capitol. We will prepare to meet with our legislators and/or their offices and advocate on behalf of "those who cannot speak for themselves." A debrief will be held back at Trinity UMC around 4pm.
This change in format is a departure from previous years. As it becomes hard to meet with the Senators and Legislators to affect change, we work toward the goal of launching an initiative in 2020 by which more can become involved in visiting our Senators and Representatives in their District offices. Thus, working with them on current / upcoming bills and issues and let our voice be heard in that way as well. The Florida Advocacy Day core task team will be working hard to formulate this initiative..
(registration link: https://florida-reg.brtapp.com/FloridaAdvocacyDays2020
Registration is $10
Deadline for registration is 1/22/2020 and registration is necessary.
Registration includes the Monday event and lunch.
Register and add your voice and make a difference.
Background information is provided by our partner, Florida Impact: www.floridaimpact.org.
Click here to learn more about Children's Week.
The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church
450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011