Monday, April 23, 2018, Statewide Conference Call Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

Agenda and Call Materials Below 

Who is participating on today's conference call?
Go  here  for a list of registered participants.

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Number 1
Guest Speaker is Tony Carvalho, 
President of The Safety Net Hospital Alliance of Florida & Co-Founder of Capitol Hill Group

Tony will review the work of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission ( C RC).  He'll share why we need to pay attention to what we're voting to change in our state constitution in the November 2018 general election. 

A.  CRC April 16, 2018, Press Release

B.  Information on the  eight proposed revisions  on the 2018 election ballot

Number 2

A.  Update on county and regional post-legislative meetings with arts and cultural
      leaders and advocates to create strong, local follow up.

B.  Review notes from conference call  with Senate President Joe Negron .

C.  Local strategies to engage in this year's elections -- see agenda item 3 below
      to share your suggestions.

      Quickly review a couple of local election materials for arts and culture
      advocates to use:  

      Examples to  review is Orange County: 
Candidates Running and Campaign Contributions

D.  Overall statewide goal is to RESTORE Florida's appropriation investments in
      2019 to fully fund the Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs'

Number 3

A.  Click on the image above to add your thoughts and suggestions.   We'll add your
      ideas and thoughts to develop questions for a task force to 
review, discuss, and
      develop future advocacy strategies for 
you and others to review on our May 14 and
      June 18 statewide conference calls.

Please complete on or before April 30, 2018.   Thank you for sharing your ideas.

B.  Click on the image above to make recommendations on who you think would make
      an excellent task force member.

Please complete on or before April 30, 2018.  Thank you for your recommendations.

C.  With your input -- click the image above -- (1) we'll update and revise these tools so we can  use them to better focus our creative industry on key issues. (2)  Encourage our creative industry constituents to use these two tools to reach out to incumbents and new candidates running for the Florida Legislature and Governor.  (3)  We need to inform candidates on our key issues that impact our creative industry, the value we add to our state, and assess their views on these issues. 

Please share your ideas on or before April 30, 2018.   Thank you.

Number 4

Other issues to share,
discuss, know, use, do.

A.  Website page created for National Arts Advocacy Day (NAAD)
      for Florida arts, arts education, and culture advocates
      who want to know about  national issues that impact our industry.

B.   National Arts & Culture Action Issues:

      1.   Sign petition to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to   
          support arts education -- once link is opened, cursor down
          to #2 to "sign the petition" link.

      2.  Americans for the Arts Active National Campaigns -- take
          action on all   here.

C.  Register now for the 2018 Statewide Arts Education Summit
     June 21-23 in Ft. Lauderdale Beach.     

D.  Do you have announcements you want to share that impact
      Florida's arts, arts education, and culture industry?

Number 5
Please join us for 2018 Monthly FCA Advocacy and Information-to-Use  Calls:

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.

All calls are on Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. EST: 

May 14
June 18
July 23
August 20
September 24
October 22
November 19
December 17

Dates are subject to change, and we'll finalize on each month's statewide call the date of the next call for the following month.

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