What happens in Washington affects states and municipalities. We need local voices making local choices on the federal level.
To ensure local voices are heard on Capitol Hill, we created the Federal Action Strike Team (FAST) to strengthen the League's federal relations by establishing proactive and reactive communications with the Florida congressional delegation in support of federal municipal policy.
FAST takes its policy positions and direction from the League's resolutions committee and the National League of Cities (NLC) policy priorities.
As the success of this team will be largely dependent upon its grassroots advocacy, FAST members are appointed according to each congressional district. With an existing congressional delegation of 27 U.S. House Members and 2 U.S. Senators, the size of the committee will range from 25 to 30 members with participation reserved to those who display:
- A strong commitment to and involvement in shaping federal municipal policy;
- A willingness and ability to establish and maintain effective relationships and communications with delegation members;
- A commitment to attend both the FAST Fly-in and NLC meetings; and
- A willingness to actively lobby members of their delegation in Washington and in the district.