1. Update
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Meet the New Advocacy Corps Class!

By Katie Breslin, June 27, 2018


Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 19 young adults from across the U.S. will be organizing their communities to stop the militarization of police, an issue that has permeated our society and particularly affects communities of color.

It’s my favorite time of the year — time to announce the fourth cohort of Advocacy Corps! The corps is one of our young adult programs at FCNL.

Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 19 young adults from across the U.S. will be organizing their communities to stop the militarization of police, an issue that has permeated our society and particularly affects communities of color. Our Advocacy Corps Organizers are passionate and excited to start advocating for change in their respective communities.

One of the Advocacy Corps organizers, Ceryn Schoel, said "As a Quaker and a New Mexican, violence, especially by police officers and ICE, has always been present. To act as an Advocacy Corps member and use the resources provided by FCNL to find a way to aid marginalized people in a fight that sometimes feels hopeless, is an incredible gift.”

At the end of July, these 19 young organizers will spend 10 days here in Washington, DC for an intensive training. They will learn from experts on how to mobilize their communities to lobby Congress for change and engage their local media. But we can't train young adults to lobby without your support.

Please make a donation today to help create more lobbying opportunities for young adults.

Your support will make a lasting impact in the lives of many young adults being trained by FCNL to be lifelong advocates.

Katie Breslin

  • Young Adult Program Manager

As FCNL’s Young Adult Program Manager, Katie organizes, trains, and supports the efforts of young activists and leaders to affect big, long-term change within Congress. She offers hands-on leadership experience for young people across the country who work on their college campus or in their home community to mobilize people to engage with Congress.