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Work with FCNL Advocacy Corps 

Apply by April 13, 2020

As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you'll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change. You'll also learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience.

Letter FCNL Urges the Department of Justice to Investigate the Killing of an Iranian-American College Student as a Hate Crime 

FCNL joins eight other faith, civil rights, and advocacy groups in a letter to the Department of Justice calling for a federal hate crime investigation into the killing of Shayan Mazroei, an Iranian-American college student.

Background An Infrastructure for Peace 

To build peace, the U.S. needs to lead with responses that prevent, reduce, transform and help people recover from violence in all forms. Since 2001, FCNL has worked to move U.S. foreign policy in this direction. We have made progress: the U.S. now has some infrastructure in place to prevent violence and build peace. The rhetoric of peacebuilding is starting to penetrate.

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.

Advocacy Resource Publish Letters to the Editor 

Publishing letters to the editor and op-eds is a great way to get the attention of your members of Congress. But first, you need to write a piece that tells your story – not just the facts.

Advocacy Resource Influence Local Media 

Newspapers in your area can influence policymakers and your community. Building a relationship with reporters and the editorial board of your local newspapers can help change or amplify their coverage of an issue you care about.

Background Israel/Palestine: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions 

FCNL’s mandate is to lobby Congress and the administration. We work specifically on federal policy to advance the world we seek. We do not take a position on BDS and its associated consumer and shareholder advocacy campaigns.

Background Climate Change: Understanding the Science 

To solve the problem of climate change, all of us must face uncomfortable facts. Acknowledging climate change can help muster the moral, spiritual, political, economic and social will to enact solutions now, on a large enough scale, so we can succeed in protecting future generations and our Earth.

Advocacy Resource Who's Who in Congressional Offices 

Often, the staff in congressional offices will be your greatest allies in effecting policy change. Certain staff members are especially important for advocacy and setting up meetings.

Statement The Moral Imperative to Welcome Refugees 

Today the global community faces the worst refugee crisis since World War II, with upwards of 60 million people displaced worldwide. Syrian refugees alone, either internally displaced or seeking resettlement, total approximately 12 million.

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