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Advocacy Resource Social Media for Advocacy 

Social media is a tool you can use all year round from anywhere. Even when you cannot schedule a lobby visit spur of the moment, you have a voice and we want to empower you to use it to help us steer U.S policies toward peace and justice.

Advocacy Resource Outreach Conversations 

Lobbying with a group multiplies your power; every person’s stories and connections can help move policy change forward. Finding a group to lobby with takes intentional conversations – just like a lobby visit!

Advocacy Resource Visiting Friend Toolkit 

The work of an FCNL Visiting Friend is to connect Meetings and Churches around the United States with FCNL’s Quaker mission and opportunities for action.

Advocacy Resource Civil Dialogue in an Election Year 

Engaging with Candidates

Engaging with candidates is an important part of relationship-building, a theme that carries through much of FCNL’s advocacy work. Candidates running for state office or Congress can be particularly accessible to their potential constituents.

Advocacy Resource Write Effective Emails to Congress 

Do emails to Congress work? While a single email won't often change a policymaker's position, email is a critical part of strategic advocacy for the policies you care about.

Advocacy Resource Advocacy Teams Media 

See where FCNL Advocacy Teams are getting published, and submit a report about your new media piece!

Advocacy Resource Act for Religious Freedom 

Hate speech and Islamophobia are fanning the flames of anti-Muslim violence across the United States. Hate crimes against Muslims in the U.S. are at an all-time high, and people of Middle Eastern descent or perceived as Muslim -- regardless of their actual religion -- are also facing persecution.

Advocacy Resource Telling Your Story 

Storytelling is a powerful way to make change. Whether you’re talking to congressional offices, local media, community groups, or a friend, stories help us make connections and demonstrate our values.

Advocacy Resource Lobby Visit Roadmap 

Use this tool to assign responsibilities and plan for your lobby visits on any issue.

Advocacy Resource How to Meet with Congress 

Going on a lobby visit may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. We break down what to do before, during, and after your visit into 6 steps - and give you resources to make the most of your time in a congressional office.

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