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Cohort of 2023-2024 Advocacy Corps members following a meeting on capitol hill

Advocacy Corps 2023-2024

Meet the 2023-2024 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These young adults from around the United States will be advocating for Congress to build safer communities by investing in violence interrupters.

Building an Intergenerational Movement to End Gun Violence

Sometimes advocating for preventing gun violence can seem challenging and, frankly, a bit lonely. So, the opportunity to spend time with more than 300 young and motivated people who came to Washington, D.C., to lobby for dedicated funding for Community Violence Interrupters was refreshing.

FCNL Young Adults Call on Congress to Stop Community Violence

Every day, 321 people are shot in the United States. For decades policymakers have debated how to address the scourge of gun violence, often defaulting to a militarized police response. This solution has repeatedly failed, with sometimes fatal consequences. We need a new way forward, and a promising solution does exist. That’s where FCNL’s network of young adult advocates comes in.

As Pandemic Relief Ends, Young Adults Face Increased Economic Insecurity

When we talk about poverty, hunger, and homelessness, college students and young adults are not often centered in the conversation. However, researchers have documented growing economic insecurity for this demographic. Congress should take steps to make EITC and SNAP provisions permanent to address the growing poverty rates among young Americans.

Citizenship Is Essential

It has been more than 30 years since Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act. This inaction comes at an enormous cost to our immigrant neighbors, coworkers, classmates, and friends—and there is a cost significant to the United States as a whole.