As a vigorous advocate for people with epilepsy, Epilepsy Florida (EFL) will continue to focus on promoting legislation that positively affects the lives of people with epilepsy. Through our government advocacy program, EFL will protect and advance the legal, human and service rights of people with epilepsy by being active at the Federal, State and local level. EFL will advocate, throughout the year, based on the best interests of those with epilepsy.
Secure Greater Funding for a Better Treatments and Programs as well as a Cure
Improve Access to Medical Care, Medications and Treatment
Stop Stigma and Discrimination Against People with Epilepsy
The Tallahassee-based Day at the Capitol event allows for executive staff, board members, donors and key stakeholders from around the state to come together during the Legislative Session to meet with legislators, review policy and host the organization’s “Red + Blue = Purple” Reception. The evening reception will focus on recognizing those state leaders who have been supportive of Epilepsy Florida and of epilepsy sufferers as a whole across Florida.
2019 Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis, Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nicole Fried, Senator Aaron Bean, Representative Cord Byrd, Representative MaryLynn Magar
2018 Representative Bryan Avila, Representative Jeanette Nuñez, Representative Ray Rodrigues, Representative Cyndi Stevenson, Senator Lauren Book
2017 Representative Jason Brodeur, Senator Anitere Flores, Senator Audrey Gibson, Senator Dana Young
2016 Representative Richard Corcoran, Representative Janet Cruz, Representative Jose Felix Diaz, Senator Rob Bradley, Senator Oscar Braynon II, Senator Eleanor Sobel
2015 Representative Katie Edwards, Representative Matt Gaetz, Representative Matt Hudson, Senator Rene Garcia, Senator Jeff Brandes, Senator Denise Grimsley
2014 Senator Aaron Bean
MEET KAYLEIGH GALLO – FLORIDA’S 2017 TEEN SPEAK UP REPRESENTATIVE
Teens Speak Up! is a program that provides an opportunity for teens with epilepsy and their parents to visit the nation’s capital, receive advocacy training, meet with their legislators, and tell their personal stories. Teens Speak Up! is part of the Public Policy Institute. Teens from across the country are selected by the Epilepsy Foundation to participate in the program. After receiving training at TSU, each teen is asked to turn that training into action in their respective home districts through our Year of Service program.
Call, write or visit your state and local representative to advocate on behalf of individuals living with epilepsy in your community. Find out more here: