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Spring Lobby Weekend Goes Virtual

Sunday, March 29 - Tuesday, March 31

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

Watch: Monday, March 30

*Note: This session is being streamed live from 12:00-1:00 p.m. EDT. *

1:00-3:00 p.m. EDT – Workshops

Conference Room A

1:00 p.m. - The Environment, Quakers, and Faith Partners

  • Alicia Cannon and Joe D'Antonio, FCNL

1:30 p.m. - Climate change and agriculture

  • Alicia Cannon, FCNL

2:00 p.m. - Climate change and mass incarceration

  • Joe D’Antonio and Jose Santos Woss, FCNL

Conference Room B

1:00 p.m. - Talking to conservative members of Congress about carbon pricing

1:30 p.m. - Climate change and public health

  • Mildred Maisonet and Denise Chavez, East Tennessee State University

2:00 p.m. - Show Me the Money: The Economics of Carbon Pricing

Conference Room C

1:00 p.m.- Amplify Your Advocacy: Break Into the Media

  • Alex Frandsen and Sergio Mata-Cisneros, FCNL

1:30 p.m. - Climate change and immigration

  • Karla Molinar-Arvizo and Amelia Kegan, FCNL

2:00 p.m. - From the Hill to your hometown: Advocacy Corps

  • Larissa Gil-Sanhueza and Sergio Mata-Cisneros, FCNL
Spring Lobby Weekend 2020

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The climate emergency requires urgent action. We need to push Congress to adopt ambitious federal laws to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

The future needs an advocate. (Hint: it's you!) Join us online, March 29-31 and make your voice heard!

Check out our schedule, Frequently Asked Questions, and lobby ask pages to learn more about Spring Lobby Weekend.

Lobbying to Address the Climate Emergency

The climate emergency requires urgent action by individuals, companies, investors, and communities across the world. Congress must adopt equitable and ambitious federal laws to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Although Congress has so far failed to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce greenhouse gas pollution, there is growing bipartisan support to place a price on carbon emissions that includes protections to ensure that the impact does not fall on the poor and communities of color. In 2020, there are at least 7 carbon pricing bills in Congress. The actions we take, and the lobbying we do now, could determine whether and when carbon pricing legislation becomes law in 2021.

To pass legislation in 2021, we need to lobby Congress this year to expand support for the strongest possible carbon pricing legislation. The Climate Action Rebate Act, introduced by Sen. Chris Coons (DE) and Rep. Panetta (CA-20), best aligns with our faith principles by placing a strong price on carbon emissions and investing the revenue in low income communities, communities of color, and incentivizing the shift to a clean energy economy. FCNL plans to build support for this legislation in 2020, so that we can pass a meaningful price on carbon in 2021 as an important first step Congress should take.

Learn More about FCNL's Work on Climate Change

Environment & Energy 

A Faithful and Moral Call to Conscience

The U.S. Congress is pivotal to national and global efforts to meet the challenge of climate disruption. However, for Congress to be part of the solution, leadership is needed from members of both political parties. FCNL believes that our moral obligation to address climate change and protect vulnerable communities transcends partisanship. By changing the dialogue in Congress on climate change, we are paving the way for meaningful legislative solutions to gain bipartisan support and become law.


For questions about scheduling your lobby visit, contact Justin Hurdle, FCNL's Organizing Strategy Associate.

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