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FCNL’s advocacy is rooted in the strength and passion of Friends. From our priorities-setting process to our encouragement of Friends to embrace their change-making power, Quaker worship and grounding lies at the heart of our work.

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  1. Background Sustaining the Peacemaker 

    Ed Snyder posits that anger, fear, success, and guilt offer only short bursts of energy for peace and justice -- not the spiritual resources needed for a lifetime of action and advocacy.

  2. Work with FCNL Visiting Friends 

    Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches to help nurture, connect, and energize Friends into faithful action. Come join us and be the spark that helps light the Fire within.

  3. Work with FCNL Meeting Contacts 

    FCNL's grassroots network includes hundreds of Quaker meetings and churches around the country.

  4. Advocacy Resource Letter Writing Project 

    Here are some ideas to help you organize letter writing sessions at your meeting, church or group or to encourage Friends to write at home.

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More on Engaging Your Quaker Meeting

Lobby with FCNL this August 

This September, the House and Senate will be debating spending bills and working to pass a budget. If leading voices in this debate get their way, that budget will slash spending on critical domestic programs, including Medicaid and SNAP, in order to justify massive increases in an already bloated pentagon budget. But before they make these decisions, members of Congress spend five weeks at home, and have an opportunity to hear from some of the most important voices on this issue: yours.

Update Quaker Advocacy: A Special Delivery 

Members of Congress receive hundreds or even thousands of letters and emails each day. For the Quakers who wrote to their members of Congress at Intermountain Yearly Meeting in June, FCNL staff made sure their letters stood out above the rest.

Update Faith Lobbyists Advocate for Medicaid 

Over 23 hours, dozens of activists of diverse faith backgrounds gathered together on the Capitol Lawn to protest health care reform that would endanger the equity, dignity, and welfare of millions.

Advocacy Resource How to Take Action on Health Care During the July Recess 

This July 4 week is another critical week for the future of health care and the Medicaid program. What members of Congress hear when they’re home this week will determine whether the Senate's bill moves forward -- taking away health care from 22 million people and decimating the Medicaid program.