Legislative Engagement

The Movement is focused on making Florida’s children, especially in their early years, a top priority in our state. We work in Tallahassee and in local communities to educate policymakers, connect them with early learning leaders, and spread information about legislative initiatives that impact children.

Legislative Engagement

We meet regularly with Florida senators and representatives–in their offices at the Capitol and in their home districts–to share the importance of the first five years and policies geared at supporting young children and families. We participate in legislative delegation meetings, where legislators in each county hear from the public pressing issues that should be focused on during the upcoming session. We want to make sure high-quality early learning, health care and support for parents is part of the conversation.

In order to advocate efficiently, we build relationships with legislators who sit on committees that deal with early childhood issues.

Here are the committees we are following closely:

Florida House of Representatives

Florida Senate

Working with key committee members and other leaders, we can help ensure our issues are heard by people who can make a difference and drive change at the most important junctions of the legislative process.

During election years, we focus on connecting with candidates across the political spectrum. When freshman legislators understand early childhood development, they can hit the ground running and make decisions on issues that matter.

Advocacy at the Capitol

During the legislative session in Tallahassee, we maintain a presence in the halls of the Capitol and keep our supporters informed. Whether we are attending committee meetings to show support for legislation, engaging legislators in their offices, or sharing information with the public during Children’s Week, we are present and influencing policy.

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During legislative session, we send updates on bills and appropriations related to early childhood. Sign up for our mailing list to receive these updates and you'll also get our weekly newsletter all year long.