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Advocacy Teams Toolkit


Advocacy Teams can find lobbying, media, and organizing resources and report back on their work.

Report Back

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Advocacy Teams Calls

National Calls occur the 1st Wednesday of the month and Communicator Calls are the 2nd and 4th Thursdays, unless otherwise noted.

Prevent a Nuclear War with North Korea

In 2018, Advocacy Teams are lobbying to stop nuclear war. Today’s confrontation with North Korea represents the most urgent risk of nuclear war in a generation. Many of us are watching the conflict unfold between the leaders of our countries and feeling helpless. But the reality is, not only are we not helpless, but 535 members of Congress have a constitutional responsibility to participate in the decision of whether or not we go to war. Our job in 2018 is to galvanize congressional voices to speak out against a war of choice.

Background Stop a Nuclear War with North Korea 

As tensions rise between the U.S. and North Korea, FCNL is lobbying to defuse the most urgent risk of nuclear war in a generation.

Lobbying

Meeting face to face with your members of Congress is the single most effective way to persuade them to support an issue you care about. Use these resources to meet directly with your members of Congress.

Legislative Ask: Prevent War with North Korea

Ask your senators to cosponsor S. 2047 

Advocacy Resource Why Won't My Member of Congress Meet With Me? 

A Former Staffer’s Perspective on Why Talking to Staff Makes for Effective Advocacy

When you first ask for a meeting with your member of Congress (moC), the response a staffer is most likely to give you is “No”. A former congressional staffer explains why this is, and how to make the most of it.

Advocacy Resource Using Follow Up to Build Relationships with Congress 

Learn how follow up with congressional offices can be a tool to deepen relationships.

Advocacy Resource “We get heard by listening”: FCNL Advocacy Teams Use Quiet Power to Make Noise in Washington  

The world of foreign policy can be noisy. In this interview, Anthony Wier, who leads FCNL's work on nuclear disarmament, explains how the quiet, behind-the-scenes work done by grassroots FCNL Advocacy Teams cuts through the noise on Capitol Hill.

Updates from Advocacy Teams

Background Advocacy Teams Update: Berkley Team Advances Congressional Sign-On Letter 

FCNL’s Advocacy Team network is made up of more than 1,500 Quakers and friends from across the country who use their power as constituents to make change in Washington, D.C. Our success comes from our commitment to building relationships with Congress grounded in mutual respect and listening. We regularly feature stories from our network, this story comes to us from our team in Berkeley, Calif.

Media

Working with the media is an effective way to advocate; members of Congress pay close attention to their local media -- especially when they're mentioned by name.

FCNL in the News Advocacy Teams in the News 

Members of Advocacy Teams are publishing letters to the editor and op-eds all around the country. See where they're getting published!

Advocacy Resource Publish Letters to the Editor 

Publishing letters to the editor and op-eds is a great way to get the attention of your members of Congress. But first, you need to write a piece that tells your story – not just the facts.

Advocacy Resource Influence Local Media 

Newspapers in your area can influence policymakers and your community. Building a relationship with reporters and the editorial board of your local newspapers can help change or amplify their coverage of an issue you care about.

Outreach

Numbers make a difference, and legislators will be more inclined to vote your way if they feel there is a groundswell of support behind your position. You can create that wave through community education.

As a member of the Advocacy Teams network, you are an extension of FCNL’s work both in Congress and at home. When each person follows these guidelines, it strengthens the recognition of your work and helps you create professional-looking material.

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Advocacy Resource Outreach Conversations 

Lobbying with a group multiplies your power; every person’s stories and connections can help move policy change forward. Finding a group to lobby with takes intentional conversations – just like a lobby visit!

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