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Advocacy Resource What Will You Do for World Refugee Day? 

In the weeks leading up to June 20th, recognized internationally as World Refugee Day, we are calling on local comunities to voice their support for refugees. Towards that end, we have compiled a set of resources to help you find local events, post about refugee issues on social media, and tell your members of Congress that our communities welcome people in need.

Advocacy Resource Lobby Your Senators on Health Care 

The Senate is making critical choices on healthcare right now. The biggest impact you can have is meeting directly with a member of Congress or their staff. Take action to protect Medicaid, a critical, lifesaving program under threat in current legislation.

Advocacy Resource Meeting With Congress for the First Time 

Thanks so much for participating in our Meeting with Congress for the First Time advocacy training. On this page, we've compiled all of the training emails from this course just in case you've missed one (or more!) and are looking to catch up.

Advocacy Resource Step Six: Tell Your Story 

After all the planning, the preparation, and the scheduling, it's time to get to the real heart of how you can persuade your member of Congress: telling your story.

Advocacy Resource Step Five: Plan Your Meeting 

Every lobby visit follows the same basic template. This step walks you through that template, and gives you a lobby visit roadmap you can fill out and print to take with you on your visit.

Advocacy Resource Step Four: Lobbying is a Conversation 

FCNL’s lobbying practices are rooted in Quaker belief of there being that of God in every person. We see every member of Congress as someone we can work with, and worth talking to. This is pretty unique as Washington becomes increasingly partisan. But we wouldn’t have our reputation as an integral voice for peace and justice if it weren’t for this fact: lobbying the Quaker way works.

Advocacy Resource Step Three: Get the Facts 

Join FCNL's experts for livestreamed Q&As. These videos will tell you all you need to know about the policy before meeting with your member of Congress. Our staff will help you understand how policy changes will affect you and your community. You don’t need to be a policy expert before you go to your meeting -- just an expert on your own story.

Advocacy Resource Step Two: Request Your Meeting 

To schedule a lobby visit, you need to reach out to your member of Congress’ scheduler. Call their DC office to find out who that is; you can find the contact information for all of your congressional offices at fcnl.org/congress.

Advocacy Resource Step One: Choose Your Issue 

The first thing you need to do in order to meet with your member of Congress is decide what issue you want to meet with them about. During this training, we'll teach you about three different issues that you can choose from. After the training, you'll have the skills you need to advocate on any issue you care about.

Advocacy Resource Help! My Representatives Are Great. What Now? 

Why and how to communicate with your members of Congress

Your work isn't over on Election Day. While your members of Congress might agree with you, are they leaders on issues you care about, or are they sitting on the sidelines? Work with your members of Congress to advance peace and justice.

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