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Spring Lobby Weekend 2020

Saturday March 28 - Tuesday March 31 in Washington, DC


At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, D.C. to lobby their representatives.


Save the date and plan to join us Saturday March 28 - Tuesday March 31 in Washington, DC!

Update The Future Needs an Advocate 

(Hint: It’s you.)

Spring Lobby Weekend (SLW) changed the course of my life. I hope you’ll give it the same chance for yours.

Spring Lobby Weekend 2019

The 2019 Spring Lobby Weekend focused on immigration. Five hundred young adults come to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress for laws that protect the rights and safety of immigrants, migrants, refugees, and their families.

Event A look back: Spring Lobby Weekend 2019! 

Saturday, March 23-Tuesday, March 26 in Washington, D.C.

Five hundred young advocates from all around the U.S. brought a clear and compelling message to Congress: Reject increased funding for immigration detention and deportation. Invest in alternatives to detention and expand accountability.

Legislative Ask The real crisis at the border is deportation, detention, and walls.  

There is a crisis at the U.S. border: a moral crisis of immigrant children separated from their parents as they seek safety. There is a crisis of walls through communities and of refugee families detained in camps on military bases. There is a humanitarian crisis, created by military troops deployed in border communities and an illegal ban on certain asylum seekers.

FCNL in the News Ms. Davis-Walsh goes to Washington  

Recent Kennett High grad Fiona Davis-Walsh spent part of her spring break in the nation’s capital lobbying lawmakers about immigration. The teen was in Washington, D.C., with about 500 other young people from around the country who are part of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a lobbying organization in the public interest founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Photos from Spring Lobby Weekend 2019

Check out the best moments from our time in Washington, D.C.

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Sponsors a Young Adult

If you are interested in sponsoring a young adult to come to Spring Lobby Weekend, please email Annie Chiorazzi at annie@fcnl.org.

Contact

For questions related to Spring Lobby Weekend, contact Annie Chiorazzi.