This is the 25th anniversary of the Sadowski Act, the source of funding for SHIP and SAIL. For the past 15 years, we have seen the sweep of housing trust funds become the norm in the Florida legislature. There is no more important way to stop the sweeps than to have local folks meet with their legislators in the district/ “home” office. But, for some, just the thought of having that meeting evokes apprehension akin to a visit to the dentist’s office to have a cavity filled. In this workshop you will overcome those fears! Professional lobbyists will share their secrets for effective meetings that won’t hurt a bit! The format will be fast paced and engaging and you will leave with the tools you need to have effective meetings at the local level- where it matters most.