Join us 

Aug 9th to 11th, 2018

For Our Annual 2018 FRRC State Convening

@ the Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL

 

We are at the cusp of making history, and I need you to continue to stand with us.  Last year over 400 supporters from across the state and nation attended the FRRC Convening and created a unified grassroots driving force behind the Voting Restoration Ballot Initiative in a powerful way.  Returning Citizens and our coalition partner organizations boldly faced all challenges and accomplished the impossible!

Together we:

Collected over 1 million signatures in 5 months!
Officially certified the Voting Restoration Amendment on the November ballot as “Amendment 4”

With the support of people from all walks of life and backgrounds, we have become a shining example of what can happen when we come together along the lines of humanity.  What we have already accomplished is miraculous, and for that I extend my sincerest thanks to the love and commitment that each of you have poured into this effort. Without you, none of this would have been possible. But we are now at the final stage of this amazing journey. Over the next 6 months, we have two major lifts ahead on our pathway to victory. One, we must lead on educating the public on this issue and garnering more support from our fellow Floridians; and two, we must unleash the most powerful GOTV effort this country has ever seen! To kick-off our efforts, I invite you to join us at the FRRC 2018 State Convening, which takes place August 9th-11th, at The Rosen Centre, in Orlando; please register today! At the Convening, FRRC members we will be able to experience: interactive participation with the Ballot Initiative Expert Panel; hands-on messaging training that will enrich our Public Education Program; and relationship building and collaborative planning with other FRRC partners from your region. Additionally, all Convening participants will leave with tangible resources to help them achieve their volunteer goals, including messaging, phone banking, canvassing and voter turnout toolkits.  Another exciting event will be happening during Convening weekend. Our 2nd Annual Champions of Change Gala honoring FRRC’s Social Justice Champions on the evening of August 11th, at The Rosen, in Orlando.  Last year’s Gala was hosted by Ms. Vivica A. Fox, so stay tuned for updates for this years host.

We need your support now to build our future success. I look forward to seeing everyone in Orlando, August 9th-11th. It is a weekend you do not want to miss!

Desmond Meade
Executive Director

2018 Convening Tickets

Second Annual Convening

2018 2nd Annual Convening Agenda

2018 Sponsorship Levels

2nd Annual Champions of Change Sponsorship Packages

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●10 tickets, which include cocktail reception and priority dinner seating
● A half-page, full-color ad in the Champions of Change program
● Company listing on all materials promoting the event
● Company listing as a Restorative Justice Sponsor on the event website and on the video screens during the ceremony

 

● 10 tickets, which include cocktail reception and preferred dinner seating
● A half-page, full-color ad with priority placement in the Champions of Change Awards program
● Recognition on all materials promoting the event
● Recognition as a Pillar of Second Chances Sponsor on the event website and on the video screens
during the ceremony
● Recognition from the stage during the ceremony

● 10 tickets, which include private cocktail reception and premium dinner seating
● A full-page, full-color ad with priority placement in the Champions of Change Awards program
● Recognition on all materials promoting the event
● Recognition as a Mobilizer of Justice Sponsor on the video screens during the ceremony
● Recognition from the stage during the ceremony
● Opportunity to provide one branded premium item to be given as a gift to our guests (approximately
500). Item must be approved by event committee
● Acknowledgement space on the event website and FRRC’s website

● Exclusive Presenting Sponsor
● Complimentary Executive Suite to hosts guests August 9th – 11th at the hotel.
● 10 tickets to the gala with VIP dinner seating
● Access to a private cocktail reception in the President’s Suite
● One-minute video highlighting your company’s philanthropic activities to be shown during the
program and on the event website, or an opportunity to speak during the gala
● A full-page, full-color ad on the back cover of the Awards program
● Recognition as the Champion of Justice Sponsor on all materials promoting the event, including logo
on the event invitation
● Recognition as the Champion of Justice Sponsor on the event website and FRRC’s website and on
video screens during the dinner and program
● Recognition from the stage during the ceremony
● Opportunity to provide one branded premium item to be given as a gift to our guests (approximately
500). Item must be approved by event committee
● A dedicated e-blast to our event distribution list

To become a sponsor, please contact Sponsorship Support at:   FRRCSponsor@floridarrc.org

Program Book Advertisements

Advertisement space in the 2018 2nd Annual Champion for Change Gala & Awards Ceremony Program Book are available for purchase. This is a terrific opportunity to promote yourself, your business or your organization to activists and leaders of the FRRC! The deadline to submit your Ad is Saturday, July 21st 2018

The following sizes are available:

  • Full Page Ad (8.5″ x 11”): 2 for $900, 1 for $500
  • Half Page Ad (5.5″ x 8.5” – landscape) or (4.25”x11” – tall): 2 for $550, 1 for $300
  • Quarter Page Ad (4.25” x 5.5” – portrait): 2 for $350, 1 for $200
  • Eighth Page Ad (3.5” x 2” – business card): 2 for $200, 1 for $125

 

To reserve your ad space, contact Ad Support at:   ads@floridarrc.org

Hotel Accommodations

Rosen Centre Hotel

$115 (+tax) per night

 

The FRRC has chosen the Rosen Centre as the official hotel of the 2018 Annual Convening.  We have secured a discounted room rate of $115 (+tax) per night plus $20 for each add’l person(s) for attendees of the Convening and Champions of Change Gala. To book your room at the discounted rate, please call Rosen Centre Reservations at 1-800- 204-7234 and ask for the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition discounted room rate. Rooms are limited so reserve your room today!

As a reminder, your reservations cut-off date is Monday, July 09, 2018, or until our contracted room block is sold out, whichever comes first.

2017 Convening Recap

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2017 Convening Recap

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