Dear Members and Advocates,
There are no words to express the drive and professionalism of your FAC Board of Directors, County Coordinators, active members and advocates that work tirelessly on behalf of all registered citizens and their affected loved ones. Of course, none of their efforts would be possible without your help, donations, and encouragement, which is never taken for granted.
As FAC grows, we are able to be in more places at once. In the past week alone, FAC Board members have made appearances in Virginia (Dept of Corrections), Los Angeles (ACSOL Conference), Tallahassee (Meeting with Legislators), and Switzerland (Gail’s plea to the United Nations Human Rights Committee) while others stayed back to maintain daily communications and operations.
This week we have County Coordinators and active members visiting more legislators, speaking at Delegation meetings, appearing in front of city councils, and sponsoring an information table at the Florida Restorative Justice Conference.
In any given week, you can find FAC at someone’s table to ensure our voices are being heard. On the November 2 Membership Call, you will hear from these attendees as they share a recap of each significant meeting and the network connections we are building.
What’s next? Our attention is now on Tallahassee. The long awaited Ex Post Facto II Lawsuit is scheduled for trial in the Northern District court in less than 30 days. Beginning November 6, there will be a team of attorneys and expert witnesses in Tallahassee along with the Plaintiff. The actual trial date has not been confirmed, so we anticipate keeping a team of active members rotating their stay in Tallahassee between November 6th and November 17th. That means, while waiting for the trial to begin, we will be scheduling teams of 2-3 persons to meet with specific Florida Senate and House Representatives that will be in their Tallahassee offices. FAC has also planned a Meet and Greet on Saturday November 11 to bring more local members together.
If you live in the Tallahassee area and wish to join the Lobby team, or attend the Meet and Greet on Saturday November 11 from 1-4pm (location will be provided with RSVP), please email [email protected] or leave a message at 833-273-7325 Option 1.
For the out-of-towners, if you are able to stay 1-2 days in Tallahassee especially the week of November 13 we have limited free lodging and limited reserved hotel rooms. We want to ensure that members will be present to show their support in the courtroom, as well as meet with representatives.
Year 2023 is not over; there are more meetings and events planned. But it is equally important to schedule time to relax and fit in some recreation. We are expanding the Meet and Greets to include outdoor spaces, fishing, boating, BBQs and camping sites. Watch the Announcements for events, or contact the membership team to schedule one in your area.
Let’s keep the Action going in Florida Action Committee (FAC).
The Florida Action Committee (FAC)
833-273-7325 Option 1
Donation Request – Funds are needed for the Ex Post Facto II Lawsuit. Any amount is appreciated to reach our goal of $25,000 this year. You can donate online at https://floridaactioncommittee.org/donations/. For Tax Deductible donations, email membership@floridaactioncommittee,org or leave message at 833-273-7325 Option 1.
Monday Night Support Group – Open to registered citizens and family members, every Monday at 8pmET. Call 760-548-9898 to participate in a group support call facilitated by FAC Regional Coordinators. Find comfort, motivation and encouragement with other members in this no-judgement zone as they share common concerns and interests.
Monthly Membership Call – Thu Nov 2 at 8pm ET. 319-527-3487. Topic: Recap of Geneva, ACSOL, and other significant meetings. If you have any problem connecting to the call for free, you can text CALL ME to 319-527-3487 for a call back from Free Conference Call and you will be connected to the meeting at no charge.
New Member Orientation Call – Thu Nov 9 at 8pm ET. 319-527-3487. NO Agenda. Call in to learn more about the organization, volunteer opportunities, where to find support, get resources and referrals, or just share information. If you have any problem connecting for free, you can text CALL ME to 319-527-3487 for a call back from Free Conference Call and you will be connected to the meeting at no charge.
Family Support Group – Sat Nov 18 from 11am-1pm. By Invitation only for non-registered family members with loved ones on the Registry. Must be an FAC member. To participate, contact [email protected] or call 833-273-7325, Option 1.
Legislative Delegation Meetings – Check schedule for meeting near you. This is your opportunity to speak publicly on issues that concern your family and our community. For help in preparing a 3-minute speech, or to learn more about the meetings, join the legislative team by contacting [email protected] or leave message at call 833-273-7325.
MEET and GREETS
Sat Oct 21–Palatka (Putnam) – noon- 3:00pm – Enjoy an Outdoor BBQ meeting on the property of a member. Bring your fishing pole and lawn chairs. For details and location RSVP to [email protected] or 833-273-7325 Option 1.
Sat Oct 21–Spring Hill (Hernando) 2-4pm – RSVP to [email protected] or call 352-606-0187
Sat Nov 4–Clearwater (Pinellas) 1-4pm RSVP to [email protected] or call 217-218-2749.
Sat Nov 4–Jacksonville (Duval) 3-5:30pm RSVP [email protected] or call/text (904) 300-0109.
Sat Nov 4-Apopka (Orange) – Noon -3pm RSVP [email protected] or 833-273-7325 Option 1.
Sat Nov 11–Tallahassee (Leon) 1-4pm RSVP [email protected] or 833-273-7325 Option 1.
Sat Nov 18–Sebring (Highlands) 1-4pm fac.highland[email protected] or leave message at 863-256-3026
Sat Nov 18–Hollywood (Broward) 2-4pm RSVP [email protected] or 833-273-7325 Option 1.
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