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Congressman Matt Gaetz

Representing the 1st District of Florida

Faith Coalition

Purpose: establish an open-door relationship with pastors, faith leaders, and community outreach organizations to assist members with a wide variety of constituent services; ensure our faith community of Congressman Goetz’s support any effort to defend religious liberty; and collaborate with faith and community leaders to advance outreach


  1. Protect and defend faith and family rights at all cost
  2. Establish relationships with faith and community leaders
  3. Allow availability for Congressman Gaetz to be actively involved in faith community
  4. Honor those who achieve significant community outreach
  5. Recognize churches that achieve milestones
  6. Create avenues to bring faith and community leaders together to enhance community outreach
  7. Encourage open communication between faith leaders and Congressman Gaetz
  8. Provide resources to advance community-wide initiatives of faith and family
  9. Provide individual assistance for issues involving federal agencies
  10. Encourage feedback on efforts to defend and protect religious liberties
  11. Support the work of faith-based non-profits and coordinate services
  12. Provide referrals to constituents in need for program assistance (i.e. addiction recovery, food assistance, medical attention, etc.)

Goal: Encourage participation from the faith community to bridge gaps and provide resources to aid the community needs of Northwest Florida


  • Congressional staff visits – develop relationships between church staff and the Office of the Congressman
  • Constituent casework – advocate for individuals with issues involving federal agencies
  • Attendance at faith services and events – picnics, anniversaries, community days, etc.
  • Participation and support with outreach initiatives – service days, food drives, etc.
  • Roundtable discussions with faith and community leaders – provide the Congressman feedback on issues involving community outreach and religious liberties or issues affecting the community and the home (i.e. PTSD, substance abuse, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Faith Update –monthly e-newsletter from the Office of the Congressman to provide legislative updates on issues important to the faith community


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