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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 Lobby 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 

    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. Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

    As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you'll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change. You'll also learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience.

  4. Event Spring Lobby Weekend 

    The U.S. Congress is heading for a showdown about the access to health care, Medicaid and the core programs that literally have kept tens of millions of people out of poverty for 50 years.

  5. Submit a lobby report

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More Advocacy Tools & Resources

Legislative Ask Election Integrity 

Our democracy can live up to its potential only if it ensures open access to public office and electoral processes, curbs the influence of money and corporate power, safeguards the integrity of the voting process without raising unnecessary barriers and provides full participation for disenfranchised people.

Legislative Ask Support Sentencing Reform 

Disproportionally long prison sentences for certain crimes, combined with laws that prevent successful re-entry into civilian life, have created a system of mass incarceration that doesn’t work, cost too much and unfairly impacts the poor and people of color.

Advocacy Resource Asking Questions at Town Halls 

Town halls are a great opportunity to hear directly from your member of Congress. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it.

Event Join an Advocacy Training Near You! 

We're on the road giving you the skills you need to effect real, concrete change with Congress. We hope you can join us for a workshop in your area, as we launch the most Advocacy Teams in the program's history.

Legislative Ask Stand Up for Religious Freedom 

The recent executive order suspends refugee resettlement and bars the entry of individuals from seven Muslim‐majority countries.  S. 240 rescinds the order and H.R. 724 rescinds and defunds the order.