Dear Florida Tourism Colleague,
Now is the time to take action.
A bill that will eliminate VISIT FLORIDA passed House Careers and Competition Subcommittee. Our next battle is in the House Appropriations Committee Meeting next Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00pm. House Speaker Corcoran is demanding “his” House Members support the bill
to eliminate VISIT FLORIDA. Your Representative must hear from you NOW to understand that the Florida House is the People’s House – not Speaker Corcoran’s.
Before 5:00 PM Monday, February 20:
- Call or email each member of the House Appropriations Committee asking them to save VISIT FLORIDA and to VOTE NO on HB 7005 which, as currently drafted, would disband VISIT FLORIDA all together. (See list below)
- Call or email your Senator and Representative sharing with them your story on the value of VISIT FLORIDA to your company. Even though they may not be members of the House Careers and Competition Subcommittee, they need to hear their constituent's position on this issue. Look up your Legislators here.
- Share this message with your employees, tourism industry colleagues and vendors...anyone whose livelihood is supported by visitors to FLORIDA. Jobs are at stake and the loss of our robust marketing company, VISIT FLORIDA, will inevitably lead to lower visitation to Florida.
There are excellent talking points available here. While collectively we understand the value of VISIT FLORIDA, it important you share the impact of tourism marketing on your business.