Annual “Rally in Tally” to raise awareness of childrens’ issues with the Florida Legislature.
Rally in Tally is dedicated to educating our foster youth, families, and child welfare workers on advocating for their needs with Florida’s lawmakers. We want to offer our advocates, especially our youth, the opportunity to meet one-on-one with legislators and share their stories and experiences. As part of the child welfare system, they bring awareness to the issues facing the system each day across the state.
This year, we will offer our members the opportunity to take one of two workshops: Advocacy 101, geared toward our youth and families or those who are new to the legislative process; and Advocacy 102, focused on refreshing those who have advocated previously and who are leading discussions on the Coalition’s legislative priorities.
Monday, January 9
|6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
||CEO Cocktail Reception
An informal opportunity to network and discuss the upcoming event, the cocktail reception will feature light hors d’oeuvres, beer, and wine. Legislators are invited to attend.
Tuesday, January 10
|10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch – On Your Own
|1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
|2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
||Workshops – Advocacy 101 and 102
Advocacy 101 – All foster and adopted youth, families, and staff are invited to attend this workshop focused on introducing participants to the legislative process, advocating on behalf of the child welfare system and etiquette.
Advocacy 102 – All CEOs, lobbyists and executives are invited to attend this workshop focused on the Coalition’s legislative priorities and advocacy efforts for the 2017 Legislative Session.
|5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
||Fire Betty’s Arcade Bar
Camp Warrior and the Florida Coalition for Children Foundation invite all Rally in Tally attendees to join us for an Old Fashioned Pizza Party at Fire Betty’s Arcade Bar! Food, Drinks, and Arcade Tokens will be provided!
Wednesday, January 11
|7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
||Legislative Kick-Off Breakfast
||Capitol Building, 22nd Floor
Join us as we kick off the 2017 Legislative Session and hear from some of child welfare’s leading legislative advocates, and a special appearance by All-American and former Florida State Seminole, Corey Simon!
|10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
||Meetings with Legislators
The Florida Coalition for Children Foundation encourages you to meet with legislators during this time, for more information on how to schedule those meetings, please click here