Legislative Asks


Your meetings with Congress are most effective when you focus on one clear, legislative ask. Print one of the documents below on an issue you care about, and use it as a starting point for your next lobby visit!

How to Use these Documents

  1. Learn how to lobby: Use this step-by-step guide to meet with your members of Congress.
  2. Print out a document below on the issue of your choice.
  3. Keep FCNL in the loop: Tell us how your lobby visit went — it informs our legislative strategy and can amplify your impact.

Printable Legislative Asks

Legislative Ask Stop Fueling Unjust Deportation, Detention & Border Policies  

Every additional dollar for immigration detention and enforcement allows the administration to carry out policies that erode the rights and safety of immigrants, refugees, and migrants.

Legislative Ask End the Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

S.J.Res.54

The Saudi-led war in Yemen has plunged the country into the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Fourteen million Yemenis– half of the country’s population – are on the brink of famine. Every ten minutes, another child in Yemen dies from a preventable disease.

Legislative Ask Support the Global Fragility and Violence Reduction Act  

The world is experiencing a 25-year peak in violence, resulting in the forced displacement of millions, and generating 80 percent of humanitarian need. The United States must act to peacefully reduce and prevent violent conflict.

Legislative Ask Protect Families Struggling with Hunger 

We are called to feed hungry and clothe poor people.

The farm bill (H.R. 2) is the largest source of food assistance for millions of struggling families in our country. The Senate and House have passed different version of the bill and are currently reconciling them. The biggest hurdle to completing conference negotiations between the House and the Senate is the future of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps). The House version of the farm bill, passed by just two votes (213-211), would take food away from people unable to find a job.

Legislative Ask Stop Incarcerating Children and Separating Families 

Reject legislation that expands family detention. Instead, increase oversight of immigration and border enforcement, cut funding for deportation and detention, and invest in community-based alternatives to detention.

Get more advocacy resources

Strengthen your advocacy with tips and how-to guides.

Let's go!