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At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gathered online and virtually lobbied Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Day 1: March 29

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Welcome and opening remarks
Larissa Gil-Sanhueza, FCNL

Keynote and Q&A: The climate emergency
Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists - Watch Rachel’s remarks.

Pricing carbon: Why now?
Emily Wirzba and Alicia Cannon, FCNL - Watch Emily and Alica’s remarks.

The Urgency of Congressional Action in the Broader Movement
Jamie DeMarco, Citizens Climate Lobby - Watch Jamie’s remarks.

Our story together: Lobbying through storytelling
No one is a better expert on your story than you. We’ll break out into small groups to harness your transformative power of storytelling into legislative change. - Watch the training.

Keynote and Q&A: Climate change and justice
Mustafa Santiago Ali, National Wildlife Federation - Watch Mustafa’s remarks.

Lobby training
Never been to a congressional office? We’ve got your back. Learn everything you need to know before you lobby your member of Congress. - Watch the lobby training.

Day 2: March 30

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Larissa Gil-Sanhueza, FCNL

Hear directly from a member of Congress
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) - Watch Rep. Panetta’s Remarks.

Spoiler alert: You are now a D.C. insider
What is a DC insider? Hear from this panel of Hill staffers, lobbyists, and activists to hear what a DC insider really is. (Hint: It’s advocates like you.) - Watch the congressional staff panel. - Corey Schrodt, Rep. Francis Rooney (FL-19)
- Riya Mehta, Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20)

Conference Room A

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The Environment, Quakers, and Faith Partners - Watch

  • Alicia Cannon and Joe D’Antonio, FCNL

Climate change and agriculture - Watch

  • Alicia Cannon, FCNL

Climate change and mass incarceration - Watch

  • Joe D’Antonio and Jose Santos Woss, FCNL

Conference Room B

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Talking to conservative members of Congress about carbon pricing - Watch

Climate change and public health - Watch

  • Mildred Maisonet and Denise Chavez, East Tennessee State University

Show Me the Money: The Economics of Carbon Pricing - Watch

Conference Room C

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Amplify Your Advocacy: Break Into the Media - Watch

  • Alex Frandsen and Sergio Mata-Cisneros, FCNL

Climate change and immigration - Watch

  • Karla Molinar-Arvizo and Amelia Kegan, FCNL

From the Hill to your hometown: Advocacy Corps - Watch

  • Larissa Gil-Sanhueza and Sergio Mata-Cisneros, FCNL

Closing Quaker Worship (Not Recorded)