NOTE:   This revised agenda has a new document that shows the Americans for the Arts' Action Fund 2018 Report Card Grades for Florida's Members of Congress -- agenda item 4.a.1. below.

Monday, September 24, 2018, Statewide Conference Call Scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

Agenda and Call Materials Below 

Who is on today's call and participating?

Access to a list today's registered call participants.
Thank you for your participation and advocacy efforts.

Number 1

Many Thanks to Today's Guest Speakers:

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Joe Saunders

Joe Saunders will profile the possible "what-if scenarios" of the 2018 elections.

Quick 2018 Election FCA Resources for Reference on this Call:

1.  Quick Look at Status of Florida Senate, Florida House, & U.S. House Districts by Florida Counties

2.  Comprehensive Excel file with lists and information about  ALL 2018 Florida candidates already elected or still running for the following offices in the November 6 General Elections:

5 STATEWIDE Offices -- all registered Florida voters can vote for the candidate of their choice running for

     Those Who Will Serve in the FLORIDA CABINET:
          Attorney General
          Chief Financial Officer
          Commissioner of Agriculture

     AND one in the U.S. SENATE

3 DISTRICT-SPECIFIC Offices as of 9-13-2018 for

Florida SENATE (21 already elected; 19 still on General Election Ballot)
Florida HOUSE  (33 already elected; 87 on General Election Ballot)
U.S. HOUSE (4 already elected; 23 on General Election Ballot)

Dr. Jim Zingale
Dr. Jim Zingale will review state budget updates with us to help all of us continue to learn and better understand how Florida's budget is developed each year. He'll also review Florida's long-term financial outlook for 2019-20 and how this outlook will influence our advocacy strategies for the 2019 legislative session. 

He will refer to the following documents during the call:

Number 2

2018 Elections -- your engagement matters!

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ONE-PAGE 2018 Election Action Steps for You & Other Arts, Arts Education, & Culture Advocates to Take Now and Up Until November 6 General Elections

OH!  I almost forgot!

Here are your COUNTY arts & culture INFOGRAPHICS that you can use now in your communications with those policymakers already elected and those still running AND don't forget to share the appropriate Arts & Culture PLATFORM with them, too.

We ALSO did REGIONAL INFOGRAPHICS and lists of 5-year DCA matching-grants' funding for each county under each Florida region.

Please share on this call YOUR LOCAL ADVOCACY UPDATES -- all the great work you're doing back in your counties.

Thank you for all of your local advocacy work and for sharing.

Number 3
What are the PRELIMINARY Florida Department of State Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) 2019-2020 matching-grant application numbers PRIOR to DCA Panels, Florida Council on Arts & Culture,
                 and Secretary of State Review and Actions:

Florida Council on Arts & Culture Meeting
October 4, 2018, at the 
59 South West Flagler Avenue 
Stuart, Florida
Agenda  for this Meeting


Number 4

IMPORTANT Americans for the Arts Info to Share, Know, and Use in Your Local Advocacy Efforts

1.  Quick look at AFTA Grades for Florida's members of Congress.

b.    AFTA on September 27 releases the results of its new Ipsos Public Affairs Survey.  More than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 were polled and the new results will provide the latest  insight on topics that include 

1.  support for arts education,
2.  government arts funding, 
3.  personal engagement in the arts, 
4.  the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging
     in the arts, and 
5.  how those benefits extend more broadly to the community.

Florida was one of eight states that participated in this new survey.

Number 5
Please join us for the FCA Advocacy and Information-to-Use Conference  Calls:

Please mark your calendars and plan to participate.

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

October 22
November 26
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.

Florida Cultural Alliance
  Post Office Box 2131
 West Palm Beach, FL 33402-2131