Thu, Oct 19|
Legislative Webinar: Understanding Florida’s Political Landscape and How You Can Effect Change
Knowledge is power. This two-part webinar series is designed to provide recovery advocates the tools needed to both understand the legislative process in Florida and to build strong and effective relationships with your local legislators.
Time & Location
Oct 19, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
About the event
Legislators make decisions every day that either help or hinder access to SUD prevention, treatment, and recovery services. When legislators do not fully understand these critical services, they can make it more difficult to offer these supports in your community. If advocates do not speak up, then legislators may make decisions without fully understanding how their choices may affect their constituents.
Mark Fontaine, MSW, CAP – Former Acting Executive Director of Floridians for Recovery and former Director of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association. Mark currently serves as a Board member of the National Council for Mental Wellbeing. Mr. Fontaine has over twenty years’ experience working with the Florida Legislature.
Jill Puckett – With over twenty years’ experience in the legislative process, Jill is well versed in how the Florida legislature operates. Recently she served as Regional Director for a large pharmaceutical company responsible for education and advocacy efforts in eight southeastern states.
Webinar link provided with registration