Gardiner Rally


Dear Friends,

Join Florida Voices For Choices and thousands of advocates from around the state for the Gardiner Celebration Rally on January 21, 2020. This event is to celebrate the Gardiner Scholarship and to ask lawmakers to increase funding for the program so over 3,000 families who could benefit from the scholarship can get off the waiting list. We hope you can participate in this historic event.

To register, please visit

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Gardiner Rally Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is the Gardiner Celebration Rally?

Q: When is the rally?

Q: At what time?

Q: Where is it being held?

Q: How many people are expected to attend?

Q: Who is invited?

Q: How will participants travel to Tallahassee?

Q: What can participants expect?

Q: Where will the five bus stops be located to travel to Tallahassee?

Q: How do I register for the bus ride?

Q: Are the buses wheelchair accessible?

Q: Are there bathrooms on the buses.

Q: Will food be provided on the bus?

Q: Once in Tallahassee, may I leave items on the bus?

Q: Where will participants be dropped off in Tallahassee?

Q: Is Waller Park wheelchair accessible?

Q: When the rally is over, where will I find my bus?

Q: Can I drive myself?

If I provide my own transportation to the rally, where do I park?

Q: If I drive myself is there a discount at any local hotels for rally participants?

Q. Who is paying for this rally?

Q: Will lunch be provided by Florida Voices For Choices?

Q: Are there restrooms at the rally site?

Q: Will there be security on site?

Q: Can we make posters for the event?

Q: Is it OK to share the event on social media leading up to it and day of?

Q: What should I wear to the rally?

Q: If I have other questions not answered here, who can I ask?

Poster Guidelines

Social Media Guidelines

When posting about the Gardiner Celebration Rally on social media, please be positive, appropriate and inclusive. This is a celebration of our scholarship program.

Please include this hashtag in all your social media posts: #GardinerCelebrationRally

If you’re not sure where to start, here are a few ideas:

Before the event:

  • The Gardiner Scholarship has provided _________ for my child/children. Join us at the #GardinerCelebrationRally on Tues., Jan. 21 in Tallahassee.

  • I’m thankful for the Gardiner Scholarship because ____________. Join us at the #GardinerCelebrationRally on Tues., Jan. 21 in Tallahassee.

  • Without the Gardiner Scholarship my child/children _____________________. #GardinerCelebrationRally

  • Every child who needs the Gardiner Scholarship, should have a chance to receive it. #GardinerCelebrationRally

During the event:

  • Today, I’m celebrating my child’s Gardiner Scholarship. Without it, my child _____________ #GardinerCelebrationRally

  • I’m in Tallahassee at the #GardinerCelebrationRally to thank our lawmakers for the scholarship.

Feel free to include a picture of your child.

Please keep your posts on topic. This rally is for all Gardiner Scholarship recipients, supporters and providers. This is a celebration of and a thanks to our lawmakers for the Gardiner Scholarship.

Make sure to follow us on social media for updates. Feel free to share any of our posts, especially about the rally.

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