Our Chapter's Legislative Affairs contacts:

  • For National Affairs - BG John McMahon, USA (RET)
  • For State & Local Affairs - MAJ Tim Pishdad, USA (RET)

MOAA is the nation's largest and most influential association of military officers. We are a powerful force speaking for a strong national defense and representing the interests of military officers and their families at every stage of their careers.  MOAA National, the various State Councils and their affiliate chapters, including the Military Officers Association of America, Cape Canaveral (MOAACC), are all nonpartisan organizations.

The Legislative Affairs Committee of MOAACC monitors local, state and national legislative actions that affect national defense or military personnel (active duty, retirees and veterans) and keeps Chapter members informed.  The committee maintains liaison with local veteran and military retiree organizations, the Legislative Affairs Committees of the Florida Council of Chapters and MOAA\'s Government Relations Office to combine support for common legislative objectives.  The committee also establishes and maintains effective relationships and communications channels with local, state and national legislators. The committee makes use of available tools for reaching the membership and promoting individual actions to achieve MOAA's legislative objectives.

To go directly to MOAA's Advocacy In Action (AiA) page, click here: MOAA.  You will have access to Current Legislation, National Legislators and how to contact them, items that need action right now and countless other material pertaining to current events in Government.

For local, state and national elected official contact information, representing Brevard County, click on the Brevard County tab above.

Legislative page of the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs at https://www.floridavets.org/news/veteran-legislation/

Click here to view MOAA National's current Top Issues.  Your support, via contacts with your elected officials, is crucial to keeping pressure on our elected officials to serve the needs of our membership.

Summarized below are the activities undertaken this year and planned for the upcoming year by the Chapter to further advance the legislative program initiatives of MOAA National.  

These activities all reflect the focus areas of our Chapter's Leadership:  an informed, energized and enabled Chapter membership on issues of paramount interest to the overall military community -- active, retired, separated, families and survivors.

1 - Here's a link to a list of veteran friendly bills in the coming FL legislative session.  All members are requested to scan this list and provide constituent input on these issues as you deem appropriate to your situation. https://www.floridavets.org/news/veteran-legislation/

2 - Our focus this year is to establish closer liaison with our local and state elected officials.

3 -  We continue to maintain cordial relations with Senator Scott, Senator Rubio and Congressman Posey through district-work visits and member feedback on legislative issues flagged by MOAA National.

Support MOAACC Legislative Advocacy to Help protect your benefits and those who Served!

How:  Sign letters to your Congressman/Senators in support of MOAA Goals and Objectives

  1. Type: moaa.quorum.us in the long Address bar at the top of the page in your browser: Chrome, Duck Duck Go, Edge, etc

You will see a MOAA Logo in the top left and “Active Legislative Campaigns” in Large RED LETTERS

Scrolling down the page, you will see many separate letters. Each one is highlighted with a short Synopsis of what the issue is.

  1. To start signing the letters, go to the far right of the first letter and click the blue box that has the word “Write” in it to take you that letter

Before you can complete the first letter, you will have to give personal information so the computer will recognize you on the following letters and find your correct Legislator based on your address and zip code.

  1. Once the form is completed, at the bottom of the form, click in the Blue Box that says: “Submit”

Now the system will take you to the first letter to sign

  1. Scroll down and click “Submit Selected Letters” or “Submit” for individual letters in the long blue bar

After you clicked “Submit Selected Letters”, scroll down to the bottom of the new page, click on “back to home page” in a long red bar.

  1. Scroll down to find the next letter to complete and again click on the blue box that says “Write”

Since the system remembers you, you do not have to fill out the personal information form again and the letters are quick to finish by clicking “Submit Selected Letter”, then going back to Home page and continuing to the next letters in order. You can read and/or edit the letters if you like.

In some cases, they ask for personal experience. You can skip those if you have nothing to add. Some letters may not apply to you directly, but ALL are important for MOAA Advocacy, so please complete each one. In 5 minutes you will be finished! Congratulations!