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FICPA's 2023 CPA Advocacy Days: Make your voice count

In January, the FICPA will hold two can’t-miss events in support of advocacy on behalf of the CPA profession: Virtual Advocacy Day, on Jan. 18, and Hike the Hill, on Jan. 25.

Click the buttons to register now our scroll down to learn more about each event below.

Virtual Advocacy Day

Hike the Hill


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Virtual Advocacy Day, taking place Jan. 18, is an opportunity for members to learn more about the FICPA’s advocacy efforts and engage with state lawmakers on the issues impacting the CPA profession during the 2023 Legislative Session. Our goal is to help state legislators understand the issues impacting CPAs in Florida and show them the profession is committed to being an integral, active part of the legislative process in our state. 

As part of this half-day virtual event, members will gain an inside look into the legislative process, how Florida lawmakers evaluate bills and issues impacting CPAs, and how the FICPA works to pass favorable legislation on your behalf. 

Schedule of events:

  • FICPA Legislative Briefing 
    • FICPA Chief External Affairs Officer Justin Thames 
    • FICPA Outside Consultant Jennifer Green, Liberty Partners of Tallahassee 
  • CPA Lawmaker Panel – Interactive 
    • CPA lawmakers provide an update on their priorities for the 2023 Legislative Session 
  • Key Lawmakers for CPAs 
    • Legislative leaders discuss priorities for 2023 Legislative Session 
  • Florida Economic Update 
    • TBA 

The session is free with registration. Space will be limited, so don’t miss this opportunity to gain an inside look at our state’s legislative process. 

Register now


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Effectively communicating with lawmakers is paramount to our success in Florida’s governmental process. Our legislative relationships determine whether our correspondence lands in the “first response” or “reply later” file. 

On Jan. 25, the FICPA will hold its second-annual Hike the Hill advocacy day – a full membership fly-in event – in Tallahassee. We cordially invite all members to attend! Please join us as we unite to protect the CPA profession in Florida. 

Schedule of events:

  • 11:45 a.m. – Registration, Governors Club (202 S. Adams St.) 
  • Noon-2 p.m. – Luncheon and legislative briefing, Governors Club 
  • 2-4:30 p.m. – Legislative visits, Florida Capitol 
  • 4:30-6:30 p.m. – Member Appreciation Reception, FICPA Governmental Affairs Office 

Register now


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