1. Event

Annual Meeting & Quaker Public Policy Institute 2017

November 2-5, 2017 in Washington, DC

Learn. Lobby. Lead. As FCNL enters our 75th year, join Quakers and friends for four days of community, celebration, and advocacy.

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Mark Pratt-Russum

Your voice. Our power.

For 75 years, FCNL has lobbied Congress to act for peace, for justice, and for a sustainable planet.

Quaker advocacy has never been more important. Join us in Washington on November 2-5, 2017 for FCNL's Annual Meeting and Public Policy Institute. Come learn, lobby, and lead.

Event Register for Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute 

Learn, lobby, lead. Join us for four days of community and advocacy as we celebrate the close of FCNL's capital campaign.

Event Register for the Quaker Public Policy Institute 

In just two days, get the skills and information you need to meet with your members of Congress.

Background Frequently Asked Questions for Annual Meeting 

November 2-5, 2017 in Washington, DC

See registration rates, hotel details, logistics, and more. As FCNL enters our 75th year, join Quakers and friends for four days of community, celebration, and advocacy.

Keynote Speaker

Sister Simone Cambpell

Keynote Speaker Sr. Simone Campbell (Executive Director, NETWORK) NETWORK

Sister Simone Campbell

Executive Director, NETWORK

Sister Simone is a religious leader, attorney, and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In Washington, she lobbies on issues that help "mend the gaps" in income and wealth in the U.S., focused specifically on how they disproportionately affect people of color and women. She is currently the Executive Director of NETWORK. She will be speaking to us about what she is seeing and hearing in her travels, why compassion and love can be a basis for policy choices, and the immorality of excessive Pentagon spending.

Read more about Sister Simone Campbell:

Update Sister Simone Campbell To Deliver Keynote Address at FCNL 

This November 2-5, hundreds of Quakers and friends will be gathering in Washington, DC for FCNL's Quaker Public Policy Institute and Annual Meeting. Attendees will experience four days of lobbying, worship, fellowship, and community.

Location and Accommodations

The event will be held on November 2-5, 2017 in the Washington Court Hotel, located at 525 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001.

FCNL has reserved a block of rooms at the Washington Court Hotel. If you already have a room or would like to find a roommate, there is a Spaceshare portal you can use to find a match.



This November, Congress will be making some of the most important, and potentially most dangerous, decisions about budget priorities that we have seen in decades. What are our priorities as a nation? Will Congress squander tens of billions of additional dollars for the Pentagon while making deep cuts to Medicaid and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)? We will urge Congress to reject more money for war and cuts to security at home.

For more information about our lobbying, please visit our resources page.

Tentative Schedule

All events are at the Washington Court Hotel unless otherwise noted.

Wednesday, November 1

  • Advocacy Teams Leadership Workshop (invitation only) - Lutheran Church of the Reformation
  • Registration and lobby training for early arrivers

Thursday, November 2 (Quaker Public Policy Institute)

Learn. Lobby. Lead.


  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Registration
  • Welcome
  • Orientation
  • Policy briefing


  • Lunch (provided)
  • Keynote address
  • Lobby training
  • Worship


  • Reception (food provided)
  • Plenary

Friday, November 3 (Quaker Public Policy Institute)


  • Breakfast(provided)
  • Worship
  • Lobbying your members of Congress


  • Lobbying your members of Congress
  • QPPI closing reception
  • Dinner on your own


  • Plenary, Sister Simone Campbell

Saturday, November 4 (Annual Meeting)


  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Meeting for Worship with attention to business


  • Lunch with lobbyists (provided)
  • Skill building workshops
  • Committee workshops


Sunday, November 5 (Annual Meeting)


  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Meeting for Worship with attention to business
  • Meeting for Worship
Event Advocacy Teams Leadership Summit 

On Wed., Nov. 1, Teams from across the country will gather to learn from one another, deepen our advocacy skills, and celebrate the momentum we are building together. (By invitation only)