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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 Call All Your Members of Congress 

No matter how famous your senator may be or how connected your representative may is, he or she must answer to you, the constituent.

Advocacy Resource Civility and Smarts in Lobbying 

Lobbying can be frustrating when things don’t go your way, but civility is all-too-rare for many congressional offices, and your gratitude can have a big impact.

Advocacy Resource How to Schedule an In-District Lobby Visit 

Setting up a meeting at your member of Congress' local office can be a lengthy and complicated process, but don’t let this obstacle deter you from doing it! Making an in-person lobby visit is one of the most effective ways to communicate your concerns to your member of congress.

Advocacy Resource Take Action From Afar 

Since politicians must answer to their district or state at the end of the day, congressional offices tend to prioritize the opinions of constituents over those who aren’t from their district.

Advocacy Resource Advocating Outside the Box 

As congressional staff attempt to serve the needs of hundreds or thousands of people, it can be easy to get lost in the crowd. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box when it comes to making impressions.