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GFWC FLORIDA FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS FALL BOARD LEGISLATION/PUBLIC POLICY WORKSHOP. How to Lobby- A Legislator’s Perspective. Speaker - Kimberly Berfield , former FL State Representative. How an Idea Becomes a Law. Passing A Bill. Marion Cason. A Special Guest.
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GFWC FLORIDA FEDERATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBSFALL BOARDLEGISLATION/PUBLIC POLICY WORKSHOP
How to Lobby- A Legislator’s Perspective • Speaker - Kimberly Berfield, former FL State Representative
Passing A Bill • Marion Cason
A Special Guest • GFWC Florida President- Pat Zazzarino
How to Contact Your Legislature • Vicki Doolittle
GFWC Florida Educator Resolution Education Resolution WHEREAS, the Education research Center published results in the Education Week that indicated Florida received ratings of “Chance for Success: C,” and “Achievement: C-,” and WHEREAS, Florida received a rating of “College Readiness: D,” and Finance/Funding: D+ and Spending: F, with an overall rating of 8th in the nation 2010 that dropped to 11th in the 2012 report and WHEREAS, Solutions to our educational problems must be addressed; therefore RESOLVED, that the General Federation of Women's Club of Florida, a nonprofit organization of 10,000 members realizing that meeting children’s basic needs must begin at an early age and start in the home, urges its members to: 1. Encourage parents to work in partnership with schools and teachers to assure that students come to school ready, willing, and able to learn 2. Encourage parents to be actively involved in their children’s academic lives 3. Establish strong early childhood educational programs with challenging academic curricula for all students 4. Establish and participate in tutoring programs and mentoring programs linking volunteers, business representatives or professionals with individual students 5. Encourage respect, tolerance, and cooperation among the students, parents and teachers 6. Encourage more students to study advanced mathematics, science and foreign languages to enable them to be highly competent and competitive in the global society 7. Work for equality of education and high standards for all students, and FURTHER RESOLVE, to encourage the Florida Legislators to restore funding in Education and stop the mandates for education without funding them