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post #91 of 238
Hi Ladies,

Well, here I am in Tallahassee reading and getting really excited. I think it's a great idea. In fact, I had lunch today with my cousin, who works for Gov. Christ. I shared with her the gist of this thread.

Her advice was that we don't rush to get letters in by the end of this week. Since the Session is drawing to a close, the Legislators are focusing on what is currently before them for passage. She suggested that we focus on sending letters of support and finding someone to sponsor the bill shortly after the Session ends. In fact, with the state of the economy and budget, it may well be that there will be a special session specifically to handle budget issues.

She seemed to think that the letters would have a greater impact when the legislators aren't focused on issues that they have to act on now.

Hope that the information is helpful.
Patty Len
post #92 of 238
I hope this might be helpful. http://myflorida.com/ on the lower right side of the page you can enter your zip code and it will give you a list of your reps.
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post #93 of 238
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Patty! you are my hero!! I have been dying to find SOMEONE who has some personal connection to anyone in government - this is beautiful!! thank you so much!!!

I just wanted to start getting the letters out as soon as possible - I wasn't even thinking about the fact that they are currently in session - I was thinking by February and we seemed to have momentum right now. But you are totally right!! They are focused on what they are working on now.

Does she know of anyone that would sponsor a bill - I think that is our biggest first obstical!
post #94 of 238
Im telling all my friends/bakers to join the cause. Im getting so excited!!!!
post #95 of 238
sandykay thank you for the link, i didnt know where to look for the rep info icon_smile.gif
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post #96 of 238
What should we do that we've ALLREADY emailed ALL them?? Should we send again in a month? If we do, then how much stock will they put in another letter that says the SAME thing??? hmmmmmmmm
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post #97 of 238
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Originally Posted by PattyLen

Hi Ladies,

Well, here I am in Tallahassee reading and getting really excited. I think it's a great idea. In fact, I had lunch today with my cousin, who works for Gov. Christ. I shared with her the gist of this thread.

Her advice was that we don't rush to get letters in by the end of this week. Since the Session is drawing to a close, the Legislators are focusing on what is currently before them for passage. She suggested that we focus on sending letters of support and finding someone to sponsor the bill shortly after the Session ends. In fact, with the state of the economy and budget, it may well be that there will be a special session specifically to handle budget issues.

She seemed to think that the letters would have a greater impact when the legislators aren't focused on issues that they have to act on now.

Hope that the information is helpful.
Patty Len



Patty! Thats awesome info!!! Storm the Capitol as Janel said!!! hahaha

And just a FYI: Althought the Gov THINKS he might be the ALLMIGHTY ... he REALLY just Gov "Crist"!!! hahahahaha
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post #98 of 238
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I would suggest that if you haven't heard anything in a couple weeks then lets resend the letters. I am going to hit up my friends and family at the end of the month to get their support letters out. Instead of trying to get them to do it now.


Even though we seem to have a little inside information for the Governor's office - we really need someone to sponsor the bill.


I also think it would be a fantastic idea if someone could do some research to find out all the major food corporations that were started as small home enterprises - especially baked goods.

I will keep checking in, but there really isn't much more that I can do until after Friday afternoon. I have to get a pirate cake done for one of my daughter's lil boyfriends! Last week was a jungle cake and this week its Pirates! It would be so nice if I could actually get paid for this work!! but I guess right now its just a really great b-day gift!
post #99 of 238
Here is a list of the Representatives they gave us for the Save the Schools rally here in Brevard County - Hope it helps.

Let them know how you feel by contacting our representatives:

Charlie.Crist@myflorida.com
altman.thad.web@flsenate.gov
haridopolos.mike.web@flsenate.gov
ralph.poppell@myfloridahouse.gov
ritch.workman@myfloridahouse.gov
johntobia@myfloridahouse.gov
steve.crisafulli@myfloridahouse.gov
debbie.mayfield@myfloridahouse.gov
Commissioner@fldoe.org
post #100 of 238
I'll follow up with her in the next day or so. She's just getting back into the swing of work after surgery on a broken leg. And, she has several bill's that she's following right now.

She said she'd be happy to advise us when necessary. Also, said she'd think about who we might approach to sponsor the bill.

Getting organized right now is the key to successful passage of a bill next spring. It wouldn't hurt to have a marketing plan so that we can keep our issue in their minds over the next year. Maybe even plan to send them some of our homemade goodies.

We're just getting started!
Pat
post #101 of 238
PattyLen, thanks so much for your willingness to help and also thank your friend. You both are awesome icon_biggrin.gif Let me know what I can do to help.
post #102 of 238
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Originally Posted by janelwaters

Ok - I emailed my rep, my senator, my congressman, the governor and the lt governor!

Lets see what happens!!



North Florida here...Im In ! Let us know those emails and we can get on emais too. I plan on making a non-baker form for all my friends and family and possibly customers too, Im sure I can get 10 of those sent!
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post #103 of 238
I'm in Jacksonville, count me in ... just please, tell me where to start icon_smile.gif
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post #104 of 238
I have e-mailed letters to Haridopolos and Altman from Brevard County. Will send more.
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post #105 of 238
OK! Lets NOT forget all the BIG people out there!!!

president@whitehouse.gov

vice.president@whitehouse.gov

Mrs. Obama .. http://www.capwiz.com/politicsol/webreturn/?url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Dr. Jill Biden .. http://www.capwiz.com/politicsol/webreturn/?url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

You can also use the last 2 forms to email your letters to Obama and Biden if you'd rather

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