2016 Legislative Session
Take Action. Have Impact.
By working together in unity – across all public/private sector dividing lines, across union/non-union dividing lines, and across partisan political dividing lines – working and middle class Floridians can have powerful impact on the laws and regulations that govern our state and our lives.
A variety of large corporations and the elected officials and bureaucrats who put their interests first and foremost, they want us to fight amongst ourselves. They want our government to seem complicated and inaccessible, unresponsive and resistant to change.
That’s because they like things just the way they are, and they don’t want us working to make changes that threaten their power.
But We The People, the 99-Percenters, we don’t like things the way they are. And here’s how we can make changes…
Identify Your Elected Officials
Sign Up For Florida PE – P Action Alerts
Often, we find the current governor and legislative leadership in Tallahassee trying to “fast-track” passage of legislation that they know may be unpopular – particularly with working and middle class Floridians who belong to Florida PEP. This makes it all the more urgent that you click on the Join Florida PE-P link on this website, to sign up for Action Alerts. Time and again, it has been proven that a flood of telephone calls and emails to legislators at critical moments in the process can save public sector jobs, essential programs and services, funding for public schools, public health and public safety, and more. We must let our elected officials know we are watching, listening and waiting to hold them accountable come election time if they fail to represent our best interests.
Identify & Understand Key Issues & Legislation
The number of legislative initiatives and bills up for committee hearings and votes in Tallahassee during each year’s 60-day session is staggering – far beyond the capacity of most of us to follow, much less easily comprehend. So Florida Pep’s legislative advisors will focus us in on a core group of issues and bills moving through the political and legislative process, explaining our position in opposition to or in support of them. In the 2013 legislative session, here are some of the bills we’re asking you to focus in on:
Track Key Legislation
While Florida PEP will do its best to keep you updated and informed about how key issues and legislation are developing, you can also track the progress of any state House or Senate bill you may hear or read about, for yourself, using this invaluable “Bill Tracker” tool: