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How and where are we meeting?

For those attending in-person in Washington, DC, the meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill .

For those attending virtually, you can join us from anywhere with an Internet connection. You will able to join selected workshops and worship, as well as plenary programming and business sessions. If you registered by the Oct. 19 deadline, you will also be able to participate in virtual lobby visits with your legislators’ DC offices. We will provide assistance with scheduling visits and more information regarding lobby training as the event approaches.

What is the cost?

Full event (Nov. 16-20, 2022):

  • In person: $495
  • Virtual: $75

Quaker Public Policy Institute only (Nov. 16-17, 2022):

  • In person $150
  • Virtual: $50

Deadlines:

  • Last day to register for those who wish to lobby: Oct. 19
  • Registration closes Wednesday, Nov. 9 at midnight EST.

Do you offer financial aid or reduced registration rates?

Reduced rates are available for young adults (age 30 and younger) and those attending the meeting for the first time. Financial aid is available for young adults and members of FCNL’s General Committee. Please contact Ernest Scarborough ( escarborough@fcnl.org ) to details.

Can I pay by check?

Yes. Please complete the registration form. After you’ve registered, you will be directed to pay online or by check. Please select the “pay by check” option. Checks can be mailed to:

FCNL, Attn: Ernest Scarborough
245 Second Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

In the memo line please note: “Annual Meeting Registration” and the name of the person you are paying for.

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

We will be accepting cancellations with full registration refunds until Friday, Nov. 11. We will not be offering refunds on registration after that date. To cancel your registration, please contact  escarborough@fcnl.org  

What is happening during the event?

Event highlights:

  • Lobbying for an earth restored: As our nation confronts growing rates of asthma, 100-year floods, sweeping wildfires, and water that is poisoning our children, Congress has a historic opportunity to provide financial support to the communities that are most  impacted by climate change. Together we will raise our collective voices to urge Congress to pass the Environmental Justice for All Act.
  • Updates from our new General Secretary: General Secretary Bridget Moix will share her vision for our work together ahead.
  • Charting the Future of FCNL: General Committee members will consider decisions around FCNL’s legislative priorities for the upcoming session of Congress, strategic planning, organizational budgets, and more.

For those attending in person:

Where should I stay?

The Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill is located at 400 New Jersey Ave NW, near Union Station on the Metro red line.

What health and safety protocols are you following? (COVID-19)

We are excited to be able to welcome people back to Washington, D.C. for Annual Meeting this year. We also are focused on reducing the risk of illness from the flu, COVID-19, and other communicable diseases during the event. To keep this event as safe as possible, we need your help!

  1. In-person attendees should be up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations. According to the CDC, “You are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines if you have completed a COVID-19 vaccine primary series and received the most recent booster dose recommended for you by CDC.” More information here. Please have your vaccine card available to verify vaccination status. We also recommend that all attendees receive the flu vaccine and any other seasonal vaccines recommended by their doctor.
  2. Masking is required in all indoor spaces except when eating or drinking. We will provide masks if you do not have your own.
  3. If you feel ill during the event, please let an FCNL staff member know immediately. We will have free antigen Covid tests available on site as well as isolation space if need be.

We are doing our best to keep you safe and we know that nothing is guaranteed. We ask that all attendees agree to comply with the COVID-19 precautions in place and acknowledge the risk that any in-person attendance entails.

What are we lobbying on?

As our nation confronts growing  rates of asthma, 100-year floods, sweeping wildfires, and water that is poisoning our children, Congress has a historic opportunity to respond to the needs of communities most impacted by climate change.

In November 2022, we raise our collective voices to urge Congress to increase funding directed toward environmental justice programs.

For those attending virtually:

What technology will I need to have access to participate?

The event will take place over Zoom. You will be able to join in by video or call in by phone.

  • To join by video: Please download the Zoom app in advance from your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Zoom has helpful tips on getting started if you are not familiar with its use.  We will share links for each sessions in advance of the meeting.
  • To join by phone: You will be able to call in using information posted on the FCNL website in advance of the meeting.

I have a question not covered in these FAQs.

Questions related to lobbying can be directed to Justin Hurdle at 202-465-7565 or  jhurdle@fcnl.org .

All other questions can be directed to Ernest Scarborough at 202-903-2526 or  escarborough@fcnl.org .