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Advocacy Resource Why Won't My Member of Congress Meet With Me? 

A Former Staffer’s Perspective on Why Talking to Staff Makes for Effective Advocacy

When you first ask for a meeting with your member of Congress (moC), the response a staffer is most likely to give you is “No”. A former congressional staffer explains why this is, and how to make the most of it.

Advocacy Resource Update: 88 Reps Tell Trump to Seek Authorization Before Further Escalation in Syria 

88 representatives signed letter to President Trump urging him to seek authorization from Congress before further U.S. military escalation in Syria

UPDATE: Thanks for all who called your reps to sign on! Eighty-eight members of Congress signed the Lofgren-Amash-Lee-Massie letter to President Trump, urging him to seek authorization before further escalation in Syria.

Advocacy Resource Five Ways Forward for Friends 

Here are resources you can use guide and amplify your work as Quaker advocates. Join a community of Friends nationwide working for peace and justice.

Advocacy Resource Meeting Minutes as Advocacy Tools 

In Quaker meetings and churches, meeting minutes represent the wording of a decision or an agreed upon action to be taken by the meeting or church as a whole. FCNL recognizes the vitality of minutes as advocacy tools and as a means of communicating to members of Congress how a body of their constituents is thinking and acting on a particular issue.

Advocacy Resource S 2047 Cosponsors 

Has your Senator signed onto S 2047 as a cosponsor? This legislation would ensure that President Trump cannot launch an unconstitutional attack on North Korea.

Advocacy Resource HR 4140 Cosponsorships 

Has your Representative signed onto H.R. 4140 as a cosponsor? This legislation would ensure that President Trump cannot launch an unconstitutional attack on North Korea.

Advocacy Resource Lobbying Members of Congress in Person 

Even with their busy schedules, members of Congress will still set aside time to meet with their constituents, giving you the perfect opportunity to advocate your cause to your representative or senator.

Advocacy Resource Calling Congressional Offices 

With sometimes long waiting times for short conversations, trying to call your representative’s office can feel daunting. But there are more ways to make your voice heard.

Advocacy Resource Call All Your Members of Congress 

Even when your members of Congress seem immovable -- they've made public statements and voted clearly in one direction or the other -- your advocacy can still help move them toward peace and justice.

Advocacy Resource Civility and Smarts in Lobbying 

Lobbying can be frustrating when things don’t go your way, but civility is all-too-rare for many congressional offices, and your gratitude can have a big impact.

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