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Lobbyists aren't just professionals on Capitol Hill. Working with FCNL, hundreds of people are building relationships — and influence — with their members of Congress. Get involved with FCNL's advocacy programs for supportive coaching and networks of fellow advocates. Or use these resources to get started in advocacy.


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  1. Advocacy Resource How to Meet with Congress 

    Going on a lobby visit may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. We break down what to do before, during, and after your visit into 6 steps - and give you resources to make the most of your time in a congressional office.

  2. Work with FCNL Advocacy Teams 

    Quaker Vision. Collective Action.

    Advocacy Teams are Quakers and friends from across the country who use their power as constituents to build meaningful relationships with their members of Congress.

  3. Advocacy Resource Love Thy Neighbor 

    No Exceptions

    Our country is struggling with deep divisions. Amid the blame of and attack on those who are different - in political views, race, religion, country of origin, or sexual orientation - it becomes even more urgent to highlight the value we place in one another. FCNL's #LoveThyNeighbor (No Exceptions) campaign seeks to shift the narrative.

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More Advocacy Tools & Resources

Advocacy Resource How to Take Action on Health Care During the July Recess 

This July 4 week is another critical week for the future of health care and the Medicaid program. What members of Congress hear when they’re home this week will determine whether the Senate's bill moves forward -- taking away health care from 22 million people and decimating the Medicaid program.

Advocacy Resource The Importance of Building Relationships with Congress 

Now that you’ve met with your congressional office and advocated, what can you do next? As a peacebuilding lobbyist, FCNL’s Theo Sitther has plenty of experience building relationships with politicians and their staff.

Advocacy Resource Medicaid Fact Sheet Sources 

In our state Medicaid Fact Sheets, we explain how each state will be impacted by cuts to Medicaid. Below are the statistics referenced in each section:

Advocacy Resource What Will You Do for World Refugee Day? 

In the weeks leading up to June 20th, recognized internationally as World Refugee Day, we are calling on local comunities to voice their support for refugees. Towards that end, we have compiled a set of resources to help you find local events, post about refugee issues on social media, and tell your members of Congress that our communities welcome people in need.

Advocacy Resource Lobby Your Senators on Health Care 

The Senate is making critical choices on healthcare right now. The biggest impact you can have is meeting directly with a member of Congress or their staff. Take action to protect Medicaid, a critical, lifesaving program under threat in current legislation.