Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB)
The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB) is a state advocacy group for the interests of the bishops in the State of Florida. The FCCB speaks for the Church in matters of public policy and serves as liaison to the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. The FCCB participates in many policy areas, including social and welfare matters, such as migrants, housing, health care, criminal justice reform; educational matters, including parochial and public schools; right to life issues, including abortion and euthanasia; and in matters affecting human sexuality, marriage and the family unit.
To learn more about the FCCB and their work in advocating for the voiceless, visit www.flaccb.org.
State Pro-Life Leadership Committee (SPLLC)
The State Pro-Life Leadership Committee is made up of the FCCB Associate Director for Social Concerns/Respect Life, Diocesan Respect Life Directors, state representatives from the Knights of Columbus and Diocesan Council of Catholic Women, and representatives from the Catholic Medical Association (CMA). Their role is to function as a steering committee for state Respect Life initiatives.
Catholic Days at the Capitol
Each year, Catholics from across the state gather in Tallahassee to participate in Catholic Days at the Capitol (CDAC). This two-day event provides an opportunity for the faithful to put a call to political responsibility into action by visiting their elected officials to advocate and strengthen the presence of Catholic values in the public square. By joining together to advocate for laws that protect and defend human life and dignity, Catholic Floridians can give a voice to some of the most vulnerable and marginalized populations in our state and help promote the common good for all Florida residents. For more information see https://life.dosafl.com/cdac/ or to learn more about this annual event visit www.flaccb.org/cdac.
Legislative Action Committee
The Legislative Action Committee is a diocesan effort to build relationships with legislators in our districts to convey Catholic values and education.
The committee is open and has bimonthly meetings on the first Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Catholic Center, 11625 Old St. Augustine Road, Jacksonville, FL to discuss legislative issues on the agenda in the Florida Congress.
For information on the committee, contact Maureen Shilkunas at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 262-3200 ext. 159.
Florida Catholic Advocacy Network (FLCAN)
FLCAN is a statewide, online community established by the bishops of Florida that exists to connect, educate, and mobilize Catholics across Florida’s seven dioceses on public policy issues pertaining to life, dignity, and the common good. Interested in joining the Florida Catholic Advocacy Network? Visit www.flaccb.org/about-flcan.