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Meet with Congress

Going on a lobby visit may seem daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. We break down what to do into 6 steps and give you resources to make the most of your meeting.

Write Effective Emails

Do emails to Congress work? Personalized emails are a critical part of strategic advocacy for the policies you care about.

Letters to the Editor

Publishing letters to the editor and op-eds is a great way to get the attention of your members of Congress. But first, you need to write a piece that tells your story – not just the facts.

Join a Team

FCNL Advocacy Teams are making change in Washington, D.C. by building relationships with Congress grounded in mutual respect and listening.

Whether you’re advocating on Capitol Hill or in-district during a Congressional recess, we’re here to support you.

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Legislative Asks

Your meetings with Congress are most effective when you focus on one clear, legislative ask. Identify the issue you would like to lobby on from the resources below and use that as a starting point for your next lobby visit!

If you want to know the best legislative ask based on your members of Congress, contact us at

Intro to Advocacy

Join us for an engaging and informative session on how you can effectively advocate for the issues that matter most to you.


Connect with FCNL’s Organizing Team

Our strategic advocacy team is here to support you. Contact us at with any questions or if you’re ready to lobby.


Coming to DC to Lobby?

Friends Place on Capitol Hill is a Quaker learning center and guesthouse. It is available for daytime and overnight rentals, which can include a programming and lobby training.

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