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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 

    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 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

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.

Advocacy Resource Moving Your Members of Congress Toward Peace and Justice 

Scales of Leadership

Whether your members of Congress are consistent advocates for peace and justice, or they're quiet or active against the issues you care about, there's always something you can ask them to do to tip the scale toward justice.

Advocacy Resource 5 Ways to Make Congress Hear You 

Members of Congress have to listen to constituents — it’s the only way they keep their jobs — but not all communications with Congress are equal. These tips will help you communicate effectively to solve problems and change policy.