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 Pass a Carbon Pricing Bill  

The science is clear: climate change is real, is worsened by human activity, and will continue to harm our communities without significant action. Congress has a moral obligation to protect vulnerable communities and seriously address climate change in a bipartisan fashion.

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

H.J. Res. 37/S.J. Res. 7

In the coming weeks, FCNL expects the House and the Senate to vote on bipartisan legislation to end U.S. military involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. H.J. Res. 37, introduced by Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17), and S.J. Res. 7, introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT), Mike Lee (UT), and Chris Murphy (CT), are identical to the measure that passed the Senate in December 2018 by a vote of 56-41.

Legislative Ask No More Blank Check for War 

Congress Must Decide When the U.S. Goes to War

Since 9/11, three different U.S. presidents have used the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) and the 2002 Iraq AUMF to justify U.S. military action across the globe without effective Congressional review. At the end of 2018, according to public records, U.S. military personnel were deployed and equipped for combat in 18 different countries.

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 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.

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