Andre Gobbo

Legislative Representative, Domestic Policy


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

Update New Medicaid Proposal Poses Serious Consequences 

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposal that would allow states to convert a portion of their Medicaid funding into block grants.

Background FCNL Submits Comment Opposing Disability Review Change 

The Trump administration put forward a proposed rule that would create a new category of disability for Social Security recipients. This change would require frequent recertification of the individual's disability, creating more opportunities for people to lose their benefits. FCNL submitted a comment to Andrew Saul, commissioner of the Social Security Administration, calling for the new rule to be rescinded.

Update A Missed Opportunity on Taxes and a Chance to Try Again 

Congress failed to pass a package of key tax credits and extensions that would have benefited 19 million low-income people and updated critical tax credits to encourage solar energy, energy storage, offshore wind, and electric vehicles. But lawmakers soon could have another chance to advance these needed changes.

Background Trump Administration Seeks to Cut Food Assistance 

The Trump administration has used a series of regulatory changes to dramatically cut food assistance. This is being done despite Congress’s explicit efforts to protect people struggling with hunger in the 2018 Farm Bill reauthorization.

Update Honoring Victims of Gun Violence: Resources for Your Faith Community 

Engaging in the National Vigil and December Sabbath

This December, people around the country are gathering to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to gun violence. This is a powerful opportunity to show solidarity with advocates nationwide and hold victims in the Light.

Update Good Housing Policy Reduces Poverty: Congress Must Fund These Essential Programs 

The Senate recently passed H.R.3055, a package of appropriations bills for FY2020, which included funding for the departments of Agriculture; Commerce, Justice, and Science; Interior; and Transportation and Housing (T-HUD).

Background Extreme Risk Protection Orders: Comparing Legislation in the 116th Congress 

Extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs) are designed to help keep guns out of the hands of people who are a threat to themselves or others. ERPOs allow families, household members, and law enforcement officers to petition courts to temporarily restrict an individual’s access to guns if the person is considered to be a threat.

Statement Removing Military Weapons From Our Communities 

On Sept. 25, the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing titled "Protecting America from Assault Weapons." FCNL submitted this statement in advance of the hearing, calling on Congress to mark up and pass the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 (H.R. 1296).

Update House Takes Up Gun Violence Prevention Bills  

As Congress resumes its work on Monday, Sept. 9, the House Judiciary committee is expected to take up three separate bills addressing different facets of gun violence. Taken together, these bills would represent a substantial step towards reducing the obscenely high rate of gun violence in the United States.

Background Creating a Peaceful Society by Reducing Gun Violence 

Independent researchers estimate that 100 people are killed daily with guns in the U.S. – and many more are injured. Guns are the second leading cause of death for all children and teens; it is the first for Black children and teens. On average, 52 women are shot to death each month by an intimate partner.