Join your fellow tourism industry colleagues this month as we take action to fulfill our civic duty as citizens of the Great State of Florida. Our future is in our hands!


Educate | Election season is in full swing and now, more than ever, our elected officials and candidates for public office must understand the crucial role your business plays in stimulating the economy, employment, and elevating the quality of life for the residents of your community.

Activate | Ensure your employees are registered to vote and that they're provided the resources to make informed choices on November 6.

Advocate | Support the Florida Attractions Political Action Committee (FAPAC) as our industry provides financial resources to help elect pro-tourism, pro-attractions, pro-business candidates for the Florida Legislature and Florida Cabinet. 

 

 

This September, join the Florida Attractions Association's September Showcase and invite elected officials and candidates for state and local offices to visit your business and learn what you do to impact your community and our state.

Who To Invite: 

Current Office Holders and Candidates

ü  State House of Representatives

ü  State Senate

ü  County Mayors and County Commissioners

ü  County School Board Members and Superintendent

ü  City Mayors and City Council Members

Messages to Share:

ü  Your Businesses’ Employment

ü  Staff Training/Development/Promotion

ü  Taxes Paid

ü  Capital Investments

ü  Educational Opportunities

ü  Quality of Life

ü  Economic Stimulus (tourism)

ü  Your Personal Story - How did you get involved in the tourism industry?

 

 

Resources

ü  2018 Guide to Conducting a Successful Legislative Visit

 This guide will help you get started – but your FAA Staff and our FAA Lobby Team at Liberty Partners of Tallahassee is ready to assist and answer any questions.

 

ü  Florida Tourism Infographic

ü  Study: The Economic Impact of Out-of-State Visitor Spending in Florida by Tourism Economics

ü  Your county tourism impact data.  Please contact your county DMO/TDC/CVB for data demonstrating the economic impact of tourism on your county.

ü  Especially for Non-Profits - Please see these additional advocacy resources provided to FAA members by our friends in the Florida Association of Museums.

 


Please help us by providing a quick report on your September Showcase invited guests.  
Email Lupfer@floridaattractions.org and provide the name of your guest, the date they 
visited and any pertinent information on their feedback, particularly their support 
(or opposition) of tourism-related issues.  For current Legislators and candidates, please 
provide insight into their response as it relates to VISIT FLORIDA funding and extending 
VISIT FLORIDA beyond the current October 1, 2019 sunset. 

 

 

 

ü  Ensure your employees are registered to vote.  

ü  If your September guests are predominantly local, hold a Voter Registration Drive at your attraction.

ü  Contact your county Supervisor of Elections to discuss hosting a Voter Registration Drive at your business.

ü  Online Voter Registration

 

Key Dates

       October 9, 2018

Registration Deadline

       October 2-9, 2018

Vote-by-Mail Ballot "Send" Deadline

       October 27 - 
      
November 3, 2018             

Early Voting Period

       November 6, 2018

General Election

 

 

The Florida Attractions Political Action Committee (FAPAC) supports candidates and causes which advance the interests of Florida's attractions industry. Please consider contributing to FAPAC and help support the campaigns of candidates for the Florida Legislature and Florida Cabinet who either have proven voting records or pledged their support for extending the October 1, 2019 VISIT FLORIDA “sunset”, and VISIT FLORIDA funding and other pro-tourism initiatives. 

Any individual may contribute to FAPAC. Any business may contribute to FAPAC, except government-owned entities and 501(c)(3) organizations.

 Click here to learn how your contribution can make a difference!