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June 2018 Newsletter: Questions for Candidates

Working for the world we seek for 75 years.

June 5, 2018


For FCNL, this election season is important for many reasons, but especially because it lays the groundwork for the next two years of advocacy for peace and justice.

FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that does not endorse particular candidates or parties. We encourage everyone to vote according to their conscience. Just as importantly, we encourage you to use this election year to talk to candidates, ask them questions, and influence their agendas.

What candidates hear on the campaign trail influences the actions they are willing to take once elected. We want to make sure they hear from you.

Election 2018: How You Talk to Candidates Matters 

In some ways, 2018 is similar to other mid-term election years. All 435 seats in the U.S. House are contested. One-third of all Senate seats and 39 governorships will be decided, as well as numerous state and local offices. Candidates are already out in force, telling voters where they stand and listening at town halls and in other public forums.

Advocacy Resource Foreign Policy: Questions for Candidates 

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Even when you disagree with a candidate, engaging in a civil dialogue can leave the door open for future conversation.

Domestic Policy: Questions for Candidates 

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What candidates hear on the campaign trail influences the actions they are willing to take once elected. We want to make sure they hear from you.

Engaging with Candidates 

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As the November 6 election approaches, political candidates are hosting town halls, talking to voters, and listening more closely to constituents. This is an opportunity to lift up our concerns for peace and justice with candidates for Congress and state offices, and with the public.

Engaging a Texas Candidate 

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A May campaign event for Beto O’Rourke, a candidate for the U.S. Senate, gave Advocacy Corps member Jordan Navarro the chance to ask about climate change. Jordan, who attended the event with several friends, asked O’Rourke, who currently represents Texas’s 16th congressional district, if he would support bipartisan legislation and international efforts to address climate change.

Three Reasons Why We Appreciate FCNL Monthly Sustainers 

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Thank you to all our Sustainers. Every month, you are a key part of our work for peace and justice.