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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.

Advocacy Resource Help! My Representatives Never Agree with Me 

Why and how to communicate with your members of Congress

It can be frustrating when your members of Congress disagree with you on many or even most issues. But with persistence, organizing, and strategy, you can move your members of Congress toward peace and justice.

Advocacy Resource Asking Questions at Town Halls 

Town halls are a great opportunity to hear directly from your member of Congress. Here are some tips to help you make the most of it.

Advocacy Resource Policy Change Without Representation: DC Action Steps 

For DC residents, influencing policy without congressional representation can be a challenge. Here's what you can do.

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