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Advocacy Resource Write a Letter-to-the-Editor and Call on Congress to Address Racism in Policing 

The protests calling for major changes to policing aren't dominating the headlines anymore, but this issue is far from resolved. Congress must take decisive action to address our deeply racist criminal justice system. Use this template to write a letter-to-the-editor in your local paper!

Advocacy Resource Voter Registration Toolkit 

Before the 2020 election, FCNL is trying to get 500 young adults registered to vote. Below is a toolkit with resources you need to mobilize your communities and make their voices heard.

Advocacy Resource Lobby Congress From Home  

Make your voice heard safely and effectively. Organize your own virtual lobby visit!

Congress needs to hear your voice, especially during this unprecedented national quarantine. Now is the time to lobby “virtually” via your home phone or computer!

Advocacy Resource War is Not the Answer 

MLK’s Words Endure as an Anti-War Sign

It was post-9/11, and Friends in Atlanta Friends Meeting wanted to publicly witness against war. Friends listened to their hearts’ stirrings during business meeting, and “War is Not the Answer” became the Meeting’s new yard sign.

Advocacy Resource Singing to Senators and Baking Cookies: Examples of Creative Advocacy 

Creative advocacy can take many different forms. If you're looking for inspiration, here are a few stories of advocates getting imaginative with their lobbying.

Advocacy Resource Making a Lasting Impression with Creative Advocacy 

As Quaker advocates, we know that the most effective way to influence our elected officials is to build a relationship with members of Congress and their staff. But this isn’t always easy, and many grassroots advocates across the country have discovered an important principle along the way: to be effective, sometimes you need to get creative.

Advocacy Resource Design Your Own Creative Advocacy Action 

We know that creative advocacy can draw media attention, engage the community, and help build a relationship with a member of Congress or their staff. But how can we design our own creative actions to advocate for an issue we care about?

Advocacy Resource How to Lobby Congress Virtually: A Step-by-Step Guide 

Advocate for National Change in Your Community

While many of us are staying home these during the COVID-19 emergency, congressional offices are open for business and ready to hear from constituents.

Advocacy Resource New Congress. New Start. 

The 116th session of Congress—the most diverse in history—officially convenes today. It begins with the government still partially shut down and no single party controlling Congress.

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.

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