1. Event

Spring Lobby Weekend 2020: Watch the Recordings

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gathered online and virtually lobbied Congress on one critical issue—climate change.

Day 1: March 29

Welcome and opening remarks
Larissa Gil-Sanhueza, FCNL

Keynote and Q&A: The climate emergency
Rachel Cleetus, Union of Concerned Scientists - Watch Rachel's remarks.

Pricing carbon: Why now?
Emily Wirzba and Alicia Cannon, FCNL - Watch Emily and Alica's remarks.

The Urgency of Congressional Action in the Broader Movement
Jamie DeMarco, Citizens Climate Lobby - Watch Jamie's remarks.

Our story together: Lobbying through storytelling
No one is a better expert on your story than you. We'll break out into small groups to harness your transformative power of storytelling into legislative change. - Watch the training.

Keynote and Q&A: Climate change and justice
Mustafa Santiago Ali, National Wildlife Federation - Watch Mustafa's remarks.

Lobby training
Never been to a congressional office? We've got your back. Learn everything you need to know before you lobby your member of Congress. - Watch the lobby training.

Day 2: March 30

Larissa Gil-Sanhueza, FCNL

Hear directly from a member of Congress
Rep. Jimmy Panetta (CA-20) - Watch Rep. Panetta's Remarks.

Spoiler alert: You are now a D.C. insider
What is a DC insider? Hear from this panel of Hill staffers, lobbyists, and activists to hear what a DC insider really is. (Hint: It's advocates like you.) - Watch the congressional staff panel.

Conference Room A

The Environment, Quakers, and Faith Partners - Watch

  • Alicia Cannon and Joe D'Antonio, FCNL

Climate change and agriculture - Watch

  • Alicia Cannon, FCNL

Climate change and mass incarceration - Watch

  • Joe D’Antonio and Jose Santos Woss, FCNL

Conference Room B

Talking to conservative members of Congress about carbon pricing - Watch

Climate change and public health - Watch

  • Mildred Maisonet and Denise Chavez, East Tennessee State University

Show Me the Money: The Economics of Carbon Pricing - Watch

Conference Room C

Amplify Your Advocacy: Break Into the Media - Watch

  • Alex Frandsen and Sergio Mata-Cisneros, FCNL

Climate change and immigration - Watch

  • Karla Molinar-Arvizo and Amelia Kegan, FCNL

From the Hill to your hometown: Advocacy Corps - Watch

  • Larissa Gil-Sanhueza and Sergio Mata-Cisneros, FCNL

Closing Quaker Worship (Not Recorded)

Event Spring Lobby Weekend  

Save the Date: March 20-23, 2021

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2021, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will gather to learn and virtually lobby Congress.

Update A look back: Virtual Spring Lobby Weekend 2020! 

Hundreds of young advocates from all around the U.S. brought a clear and compelling message to Congress: now is the time to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, mitigate the damage already being done by climate change, and protect vulnerable communities by passing carbon pricing legislation.