Chris Letts

Chris Letts manages FCNL's website and email advocacy program. In this capacity, she writes extensively for FCNL's digital presence and communicates with activists around the country. She led FCNL's 2016 website redesign. Chris is especially focused on using digital communications to train people for more effective advocacy. She also writes This Week in the World, FCNL's weekly news digest.

Chris graduated from Haverford College in 2012 with a degree in political science and a minor in peace, justice, and human rights. Her thesis focused on the discriminatory effects of mass incarceration. While at Haverford, Chris organized a successful student advocacy campaign to reform sexual assault policy. In her role on the campaign, she managed all digital communications and moderated the online community. Following the campaign, she joined a joint student-administration panel to write new policies and provide student education on consent and bystander awareness.

Chris is an avid reader and loves cooking for friends. She participated in the young fellows program from 2012 to 2014.

cletts@fcnl.org

Articles by Chris Letts

Advocacy Resource Policy Change Without Representation: DC Action Steps 

For DC residents, influencing policy without congressional representation can be a challenge. Here's what you can do.

Update This Week in the World: Affordable Care Act 

We're gearing up to protect the Affordable Care Act -- and the 22 million people who got health insurance because of it. There's more recognition that repealing the ACA without replacement is a bad strategy, but the momentum to do it is still moving ahead.

Update Staying Engaged in 2017 

There’s a lot at stake in the next six months. The president-elect and incoming congressional leaders have laid out their top priorities – repealing the Affordable Care Act, deporting undocumented immigrants, waging war on ISIS, and more – and we have our work cut out for us to advance peace and justice.

Advocacy Resource 5 Ways to Make Congress Hear You 

Members of Congress have to listen to constituents — it’s the only way they keep their jobs — but not all communications with Congress are equal. These tips will help you communicate effectively to solve problems and change policy.

Update Love Is Wise. Hatred Is Foolish. 

Philosopher Bertrand Russell's advice to future generations rings true today. He calls for intellectual integrity, whether or not the facts are convenient, and a recognition of our interconnectedness.

Update Welcome to FCNL's New Website! 

After seven years with our old website, we've redesigned fcnl.org. The transition should make the website more accessible to more people -- whether you've been working with us for years, or you're just getting to know our work.

Background I'm (Not) Just a Bill on Capitol Hill 

When a member agrees to "cosponsor" a bill, he or she adds their name to the list of members who are on record in support of the legislation.

Background Translating Principles into Dollars 

The reason the budget is so interesting — and important — is because it requires the government to make real choices about our priorities and values as a country.

Advocacy Resource Telling Your Story 

Storytelling is a powerful way to make change. Whether you’re talking to congressional offices, local media, community groups, or a friend, stories help us make connections and demonstrate our values.