ABOUT FLORIDA PAC
The Florida People’s Advocacy Center (Florida PAC) increases social and economic justice throughout Florida by facilitating and providing training in civic engagement at the state capitol. Our motto is “Get involved. The world is run by those who show up!”
We understand that legislative processes at the local, state, and federal levels keep most people out by design, allowing those who control big money to dictate priorities and dominate the conversation. However, nothing is more powerful than filling a committee room with well-informed constituents with first-hand knowledge of the issues being discussed from their life experience. The conversation and the power visibly shift. We call that "Rhetoric vs. Reality."
That's why Florida PAC was established by the Florida Center for Fiscal and Economic Policy, now our research arm, to complete the mission of connecting the dots between research/analysis and training/education. The name "Florida PAC" is an intentional play on the more common term: PAC (Political Action Committee). The goal of a PAC is to raise political campaign contributions, thereby relying on big money to influence politicians, the process, and the policy decisions. The goal of Florida PAC is to raise voices in the political process, thereby organizing the power of people to shift the conversation by putting faces on the impact of policy decisions.
"Consider the impact of hundreds of folks from immigrant communities throughout the state coming to Tallahassee every day for more than a month in 2011. The "We Are Florida" Campaign clearly put the faces of mothers with their babies, elementary school children afraid that their parents would be taken from them, farm workers that are crucial to the production and supply of our food, all members of our communities in front of decision makers. [The campaign] changed the conversation and Florida became the only state in the South to defeat anti-immigrant legislation modeled after the Arizona racial profiling bill."
Solicitation of Contributions Registration #: CH22408
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