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  1. Advocacy Resource Asking Questions at Town Halls 

    Town halls are a great opportunity to hear directly from your member of Congress. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it.

  2. Event Join an Advocacy Training Near You! 

    We're on the road giving you the skills you need to effect real, concrete change with Congress. We hope you can join us for a workshop in your area, as we launch the most Advocacy Teams in the program's history.

  3. 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.

  4. Work with FCNL Advocacy Teams Trainer 

    We are seeking a consultant to meet the expanded demand for grassroots lobby training in the wake of the last election. To apply submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@fcnl.org by Feb 25.

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Update FCNL Applauds Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Legislation 

We are excited to announce that this week Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) re-introduced their bipartisan energy efficiency bill, S. 385, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (ESIC).

Event FCNL's Aristotle Jones Speaks on Mass Incarceration 

The Washington Bar Association will host a panel on the effects of mass incarceration on the African American community on February 18.

Legislative Ask Election Integrity 

Our democracy can live up to its potential only if it ensures open access to public office and electoral processes, curbs the influence of money and corporate power, safeguards the integrity of the voting process without raising unnecessary barriers and provides full participation for disenfranchised people.

Legislative Ask Support Sentencing Reform 

Disproportionally long prison sentences for certain crimes, combined with laws that prevent successful re-entry into civilian life, have created a system of mass incarceration that doesn’t work, cost too much and unfairly impacts the poor and people of color.

Letter Oppose Child Soldiering this Congress 

In commemoration of the International Day against the Use of Child Soldiers, FCNL joined 19 other national trafficking, faith, child protection, and human rights groups to call on Congress to close loopholes and press for stronger implementation of existing law this year.

Press Release Sen. Shaheen Reads Letter from Holocaust Descendant at Friedman Hearing, Friedman Responds  

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) read the letter of constituent and Holocaust descendant Alicia Sanders-Zakre urging her to oppose President Trump’s nominee for U.S. Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman.

Update Joe Harris says Friedman Goes Against What His Family Has Stood For 

In a powerful letter, Joe Harris of Cambridge, Massachusetts describes a number of compelling family stories to share on how, as Jewish Americans and Zionists, Friedman’s nomination will do untold damage to Israeli and to the region.

Legislative Ask Stand Up for Religious Freedom 

The recent executive order suspends refugee resettlement and bars the entry of individuals from seven Muslim‐majority countries.  S. 240 rescinds the order and H.R. 724 rescinds and defunds the order.

Legislative Ask Protect Health Care for All 

Ensuring access to affordable, quality health care is the very definition of a public good—a service that can’t be adequately provided by private interests but that is necessary to benefit everyone.

Press Release 15 Christian organizations call for peace, justice, and equality in Israel and Palestine 

Fifteen Christian organizations sent a briefing paper to all members of Congress and to the Trump Administration calling for U.S. policies that promote peace, justice, and equality between Israelis and Palestinians.

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