2020 Legislative Issues Conference
November 19-21, 2020
Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando Florida
COMPOSITION OF THE HOUSES
The Florida Legislative Black Caucus has a rich history dating back to 1964 with the arrival of Joe Lang Kershaw (Miami). The first African American elected post the reconstruction era. Today the Legislative Black Caucus is comprised of Six State Senators and Twenty-Three in the House of Representatives.
Legislative Session Missions
In 2020-2021 the Florida Legislative Black Caucus during Session were able to direct Millions of Resource Dollars to Distressed Communities all over the State of Florida.
1st Row Bottom L-R:
House Minority Leader Kionne McGhee (Miami), Black Caucus Chair Bruce Antone (Orlando), Senate Minority Leader Audrey Gibson (Jacksonville)
Second Row L-R:
Rep. Dianne Hart (Tampa), Rep. Barbara Watson (Miami Gardens), Rep. Sharon Pritchett (Miramar), Rep. Delores Hogan-Johnson (Ft. Pierce), Rep. Dotie Joseph (Miami), Rep. Anika Omphroy (Lauderdale Lakes).
3rd Row L-R:
Rep. James Bush, III (Miami), Rep. Bobby DuBose (Ft. Lauderdale), Rep. Geraldine Thompson (Orlando), Rep. Kimberly Daniels (Jacksonville), Rep. Kamia Brown (Orlando), Rep. Tracie Davis (Jacksonville).
4th Row L-R:
Rep. Wengay Newton (St. Petersburg), Rep. Byron Donalds (Naples), Sen. Darryl Rouson (St. Petersburg), Sen. Oscar Braynon, II (Miami Gardens), Rep. Ramon Alexander (Tallahassee), Rep. Patricia Williams (Pompano Beach), Rep. Fentrice Driskell (N. Tampa).
Sen. Perry Thurston, Jr. (Ft. Lauderdale), Rep. Clovis Watson, Jr. (Gainesville), Sen. Randolph Bracy (Orlando).
Sen. Randolph Bracy, Sen. Bobby Powell, Jr, Sen. Geraldine Thompson, Sen. Darryl Rouson, Sen. Perry Thurston, Jr., Sen. Oscar Braynon, II.
1st Row L-R:
Rep. Dorothy Hogan-Johnson, Rep. Dotie Joseph, Rep. Barbara Watson, Rep. Dianne Hart, Rep Anika Omphry, Rep. Geraldine Thompson, Rep. James Bush, III.
2nd Row L-R:
Rep. Bobby DuBose, Rep. Ramon Alexander, Rep. Kamia Brown, Rep. Kionne McGhee, Rep. Clovis Watson, Jr., Rep. Wengay Newton.
Rep. Bruce Antone
The Florida Conference of Black State Legislators Foundation in partnership with the Florida Legislative Black Caucus offers financial support to eligible students statewide designated as "In Need Status" to assist them in completing their higher education goals. Annually, the Foundation host its Scholarship Gala Celebration raising funds through contributions from public and private partners. This premier event enables our organizations to award Scholarships to students. If not for their support, deserving students would not have an opportunity to continue their education. To our supporters we say, thank you.
The Florida Conference of Black State Legislators (FCBSL) Foundation Legislative Scholar Internship Program offers College students including Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, an opportunity to engage with Florida State Senators and State Representatives in Tallahassee during Committee weeks and the Legislative Session. During the Internship, students will have an opportunity to observe the Legislators address issues pertaining to; Healthcare, Economic Development, Tourism, Education, Crime, Environmental Preservation, Telecommunications, , Transportation, Seniors, Veterans Affairs, and other issues of importance to the residents and citizens of the State of Florida.
Legislative Industry Workshops:
The Florida Legislative Black Caucus (FLBC) throughout the year meets with industry representatives to address various levels of concerns that impact Constituents statewide. This interaction is primarily the mechanism in which the FLBC develops proposals to address what is best to improve to conditions enabling communities to grow and have opportunities to enhance future generations. New Legislation is often generated as a result of this process and current Legislation is amended to meet the challenging times in which we live. We invite industry representatives to contact us to exchange ideas and initiatives. Developing relationships is a vital component of working together as we strive to make Florida the best state we call home.
Get in touch!
400 North Adams Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
(850) 222-2296 Fax
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:30pm
What our leaders have done...
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
"I prayed for twenty years but received no answer until I prayed with my legs."
"One and God make a majority."
"If there is no struggle, there is no progress."
"A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me."
"We have to do with the past only as we can make it useful to the present and the future."
"I didn't know I was a slave until I found out I couldn't do the things I wanted."
"The soul that is within me no man can degrade."
"The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery."
"At a time like this, scorching irony, not convincing argument, is needed."
911 Alert - Connects families together when an emergency occurs. Once downloaded, the app will automatically send a text message to up to ten contacts of your choice if ever you were to dial 911 to report an emergency.
To Our Term Limited Black Caucus Membership:
Thank you for your dedicated service to the State of Florida and our Legislative Black Caucus...
"You were never here merely to make a living. You were here to enable the world to live more amply, with greater visions and with finer spirits of hope and achievement. You were here to enrich the world. What an awesome errand you provided."