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Advocacy Teams Summit

Online | November 13, 2020

By Shoshana Abrams

Join us on Nov. 13 for the Annual Advocacy Teams Summit – this year held virtually! We will look at the incredible work we have accomplished together, build our community, and plan for an impactful 2021 after what is sure to be a consequential election year.

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In 2018, FCNL's 97 Advocacy Teams logged 286 lobby visits and published nearly 200 letters to the editor around the country. Left to Right: Elinor Steffy, Delcy Steffy, Cindy Fowler

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Over the past five and a half years, the number of Advocacy Teams has grown from just seven to over 120, with teams in 42 states and over 2,000 advocates getting involved.

We are successful for a reason. Join us as we celebrate, evaluate, and build on this incredible network.

Date: The evening of Nov. 13, please check back for exact timing as we near the Summit
Location: The Advocacy Teams Summit, like Annual Meeting, is moving online!

Who should attend?

Any current member of an FCNL Advocacy Team is invited to take part!

If you are not part of an Advocacy Team and want to find out more, fill out this form and we'll be in touch.

Why Come to the Advocacy Teams Summit?

Sara Avery, Boulder, CO Advocacy Team:

I wonder if anyone else has this experience. I post pictures of a lobby visit or share my LTE, gushing about how much easier and more fun this is than I ever expected, hoping more of my friends will catch the advocacy bug. I always get lots of thank yous, but rarely anyone asking how they can become a citizen advocate. I admit that this sometimes makes me frustrated and sad.

So, being in a room full of people at the AT Summit who are at least as committed and enthusiastic about advocacy as I am...I almost can't put into words how wonderful, encouraging, and supportive that is. It's like a great big, warm advocacy hug. As I said at the end of the Summit, I have not had or felt drawn to a spiritual community since I left the Episcopal Church 25 years ago. But with the AT network, I have found my spiritual community, a group of like minded friends, with both capital and lowercase Fs, working together to bring about the world we seek. I am so grateful to each of you for making this commitment with me.

Advocacy Teams Summit Group work Annual Meeting 2018
Advocacy Teams Summit Group work Annual Meeting 2018

Delcy Steffy, Sacramento, CA Advocacy Team:

I think what I am bringing back to my team are possibilities. Possibilities that come from being part of a larger community and all of the ideas and experiences that live in the network of FCNL advocacy teams; possibilities that are supported by the great infrastructure that FCNL has built that supports us in doing this work.


Please reach out to our Advocacy Teams Manager, Shoshana Abrams, at shoshana@fcnl.org for more.

Shoshana Abrams

  • Advocacy Teams Manager

As FCNL’s Advocacy Teams Manager, Shoshana Abrams is responsible for deepening and expanding our Advocacy Teams program, a network of hundreds of Quakers and friends lobbying to build congressional champions for peace and justice.