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Advocacy Resource Virtual Lobbying by Telephone or Videoconference 

If you can't do an in-person lobby visit, here's how you can organize a virtual one!

FCNL advocates and lobbyists hold virtual meetings with congressional staff all the time, and they can be incredibly effective. Many staffers and members enjoy well-organized and focused telephone or video meetings.

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 House Victory on Voting Rights - Tell the Senate to Act!  

It’s been more than six years since the Supreme Court struck down provisions in the Voting Rights Act designed to protect the rights of minority communities. Since then, voter suppression in the U.S. has run rampant.

Advocacy Resource Honoring Victims of Gun Violence: Resources for Your Faith Community 

Engaging in the National Vigil and December Sabbath

This December, people around the country are gathering to honor and remember those who have lost their lives to gun violence. This is a powerful opportunity to show solidarity with advocates nationwide and hold victims in the Light.

Advocacy Resource Four Reasons to Meet Face to Face with Your Representative 

If the Advocacy Teams program had a mantra, it would be this: Never stop strengthening your team’s relationship with congressional offices.

Advocacy Resource Advocate for National Change in Your Community 

Visit local congressional offices!

When was the last time you visited your local congressional offices? A 10-minute drop-by visit is simple, but can have a lasting impact in Washington. Put your values into action by visiting your local congressional offices.

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.

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