Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute (Nov. 16-20), including information on the in-person and virtual conference options, registration, and lobbying.
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. You will not be able to join DC-based lobby visits but can lobby on your own following the meeting.
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
What is happening during the event?
- 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 maintain the 50% increase in EPA funding directed toward environmental justice. will focus on environmental justice proposals, urging the U.S. to invest in those most impacted by climate change.
- 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?
Please contact the Hyatt Regency Washington Capitol Hill to reserve a room in our room block for the event, at a cost of $169
Book your hotel stay: We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hyatt. To take advantage of our conference rate, make your reservation using this link by Oct. 28, 2022.
The Hyatt Regency is located at 400 New Jersey Ave NW, near Union Station on the Metro red line.
What health and safety protocols are you following?
In effort to protect the safety of Annual Meeting participants, we are requiring that all attendees and staff coming to Washington, D.C. be fully vaccinated to protect against COVID-19 and to follow other public safety measures as recommended by the CDC, the DC public health department, and the event venue. We will share more specific protocols in the month before the event, based on the public health situation at that time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
All other questions can be directed to Ernest Scarborough at 202-903-2526 or email@example.com .
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