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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. Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

    Apply by April 10, 2017

    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 

    March 18-21, 2017 in Washington, DC

    The U.S. Congress is heading for a showdown about access to health care, Medicaid, and other programs that have kept tens of millions of people out of poverty for 50 years. This weekend, more than 400 young adults are coming to Washington to lobby Congress to #ResistInjustice.

  5. Submit a lobby report

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More Advocacy Tools & Resources

Advocacy Resource Help! My Representatives Are Great. What Now? 

Why and how to communicate with your members of Congress

Your work isn't over on Election Day. While your members of Congress might agree with you, are they leaders on issues you care about, or are they sitting on the sidelines? Work with your members of Congress to advance peace and justice.

Advocacy Resource Help! My Representatives Never Agree with Me 

Why and how to communicate with your members of Congress

It can be frustrating when your members of Congress disagree with you on many or even most issues. But with persistence, organizing, and strategy, you can move your members of Congress toward peace and justice.

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.

Advocacy Resource Policy Change Without Representation: DC Action Steps 

For DC residents, influencing policy without congressional representation can be a challenge. Here's what you can do.

Advocacy Resource Meet with Congress for the First Time 

February 28-April 21

Spend just 15 minutes a week learning the skills that will prepare you for effective advocacy. By the end of the online training (February 28-April 21), you’ll be ready to go on your first lobby visit with your member of Congress’s office.