Andre Gobbo, Domestic Policy Associate, FCNL

Andre Gobbo adds capacity to the Domestic Policy team by handling constituent queries, writing action alerts and sign-on letters, assisting with lobbying visits, creating informational content, supporting coalition relationships, and helping execute FCNL’s legislative strategies. He primarily works on issues relating to economic justice and gun violence prevention but also assists other domestic policy initiatives. He also serves as the co-chair of the Policy & Advocacy subcommittee within the Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence coalition.

Prior to joining FCNL, Andre worked at Issue One, a nonprofit focused on campaign finance and ethics reform, where he managed their databases, wrote and edited emails to donors and stakeholders, updated collateral and other materials, and planned events. Before moving to Washington, DC Andre lived and worked in Boston, spending time at various organizations like Brookline High School, Northern Light Productions, WGBH, and The Borgen Project. Andre received an MPA from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University and a BA in Politics from Bates College.

In his free time, Andre enjoys riding his bike when the weather cooperates, listening to live music, and playing pond hockey

Articles by Andre Gobbo

Event Watch the Recording: Gun Violence Prevention - From Grassroots to Capitol Hill 

On June 20, 2019, FCNL hosted a conversation with gun violence prevention advocate, Peter Murchison. Peter is a member of Wilton Quaker Meeting in Connecticut and an outspoken advocate for gun violence prevention. He engages in this important work in honor of his nephew, Daniel Barden one of the children who lost their lives in the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Update When it Comes to Gun Violence, We Need to Know 

Researching the effects of gun violence is essential but, because of a provision known as the Dickey Amendment, the U.S. government hasn’t conducted any significant research on the impact of gun violence for more than 20 years. This year, a bill before the U.S. House of Representatives could change that.

Update Gun Violence Awareness Month: Ways to Engage 

June is gun violence awareness month, with actions taking place throughout the country. To help get you ready, here’s a compilation of recent updates, ideas for actions you can take, and more.

Update More Progress on Gun Violence Prevention Inside and Outside of Congress 

The Bipartisan Background Checks Bill (H.R. 8), which would establish universal background checks, passed the House of Representatives earlier this year. Since then, we’ve seen continued progress and wins in a variety of areas that address gun violence. While we’re continuing our push for universal background checks in the Senate, a lot has happened outside of those efforts

Update The Motion to Recommit in H.R. 8: What Happened? 

When the House voted on the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8), Republican legislators brought up a measure shortly before the final vote that added an amendment to the bill. This process is called a motion to recommit. In this case it passed the House by a vote of 220-209, adding troublesome language targeting immigrants into the final bill.

Action Alert The House Voted to Address Gun Violence—Now the Senate Must Act  

Wonderful news! This week the House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8). Now the action moves the Senate, where the legislation faces an uncertain future. Your voice is needed.

Update We Can Stop This Attack on People Struggling with Hunger and Food Insecurity 

On Feb. 1, 2019, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule to restrict states' flexibility to provide vital food assistance to individuals and families who struggle with hunger.

Action Alert Upcoming Vote on Background Checks: Urge Congress to Act to End Gun Violence 

After years of inaction, Congress is finally advancing policies to reduce gun violence in our communities. Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019 (H.R. 8). Next stop is a vote before the full U.S. House.

Update 116th Congress Makes Gun Violence Prevention A Priority 

On January 8, 2011, Rep. Gabby Giffords was shot in Tucson, AZ. On January 8, 2019, House Democratic leadership introduced a bill requiring universal background checks for all gun purchases. It is a small but smart step, and it has a real chance at becoming law.

Background SNAP by State 

The Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) is one of the most efficient and effective government programs. Each year it helps 40 million Americans put food on the table. Some elected leaders are pushing extreme proposals that would radically restructure SNAP and other essential benefits, forcing many families to lose vital assistance.