January 10 – March 9, 2012
REGULAR SESSION of the FLORIDA LEGISLATURE
What to Expect from the Florida Catholic Conference
During the 60 day legislative session, the Florida Catholic Conference provides regular reports and updates on issues that pertain to the protection of the right to life, respect for human dignity and promotion of the common good. All information is provided electronically to Catholic faithful and interested others by way of the FCC Advocacy Network. If you have received this messge from a friend, and you are not already a member of the FCC Advocacy Network, click here to join.
Legislative Bill Report – updated daily
The Conference’s Legislative Report identifies filed bills that are being advocated for or against, or closely followed, by Conference staff on behalf of the Bishops of Florida. A description of each bill, position advocated and current status are provided. Updates to the report are made daily with action taken by the legislature on all previously identified and any additional bills of concern. You may view the current report on the Conference’s website by clicking here.
Weekly Session Summaries
Beginning this Friday and continuing each Friday afternoon during the legislative session, the Conference will provide the FCC Advocacy Network with summaries of significant legislative action on issues of concern to the Church and reports on activities of interest at the Capitol.
Calls for Action
As priority bills move through the legislative process, action alerts will be sent that request Network members to contact their legislators to urge support or opposition to proposed legislation. By using our online system, messages can be sent easily and quickly to lawmakers as they discern proposed legislation that touches the core values of Florida Catholics and impacts all residents of our state.
“In the Catholic Tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.”
(Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility
from the Catholic Bishops of the United States with Introductory Note, 2011)