1. Event

Quaker Public Policy Institute 2018

The Quaker Public Policy Institute (QPPI), November 29-30, will be the first two days of FCNL’s broader Annual Meeting. Just weeks after voters elect a new Congress, join us to lobby for justice.

What will we be lobbying on?

Quaker Public Policy Institute

Join us to protect SNAP

Join Quakers and friends to learn how to lobby to protect programs that keep food on the table for millions of families.

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As our community comes together to lobby in November, the House and Senate will be attempting to reconcile competing visions of food assistance in our country. This year 400+ people will come together to bear witness in support of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will make a critical difference.

Amid increasing income and wealth inequality in our country, Congress should make it easier for people living in poverty to meet their most basic needs. Our community needs to act to make sure that the over 40 million people who benefit from SNAP can keep putting food on their tables


Thursday, November 29 will focus on learning about the farm bill and planning your visit with others from your area.

Friday, November 30 is when most people will lobby. Beginning Friday evening, the focus of the event shifts to governance of FCNL.

If you intend to stay for the whole of Annual Meeting, from Thursday, November 29 to Sunday, December 2, select that option on the registration page.

Registration for the Quaker Public Policy Institute

Online registration has closed. Same-day, in person registration will still be avaible during the event. Email Annie Chiorazzi, annie@fcnl.org.

  • Regular rate: $150
  • Reduced rate: $50

Financial Assistance

We offer some financial assistance for members of the General Committee and young adults (ages 18-30). See more information here.

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Virtual Lobby Training

A training for first-time attendees of QPPI on how to lobby. This is especially helpful for people who have never lobbied before or who would like a refresher on some of the basics.


  • Jim Cason, Associate Executive Secretary for Strategic Advocacy
  • Amelia Kegan, Legislative Director, Domestic Policy

SNAP Virtual Lobby Training

A training for attendees of QPPI on how to lobby specifically on SNAP.


  • Amelia Kegan, Legislative Director, Domestic Policy
  • Katie Breslin, Young Adults Program Manager