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Support FCNL Before the End, A Beginning 

With 2019 nearly behind us, thank you for all you have done to support FCNL in the last year.

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?

Background Native American Legislative Update 

December 2019

Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).

Support FCNL My Life-Changing Experience  

In 2016, I attended FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend. It was my first time in Washington, D.C., and I didn’t know what to expect.

Support FCNL What We All Share 

When I joined FCNL last August, it was a truly frightening time for immigrants in this country.

Update This is How the Year Ends In Congress: With a Bang, and a Whimper 

In a head-spinning week, Congress and the White House came to a series of agreements that avoided the possibility of a government shutdown but left peace and justice advocates with little to celebrate.

Background Elections Are the Bedrock of Democracy 

We caught up with Lon Burnam and discussed Quaker beliefs, election security, and the health of our democracy. Burnam was a Friend in Washington in 2015 and served as state representative for District 90 in Texas. He was first elected in 1996 and served until 2015.

Update Change Can Happen 

This has been an inspiring time in Washington, D.C.! We have been riveted by our baseball team, the Washington Nationals, who unexpectedly made it into the playoffs and won the World Series! I became a big fan of this team. That they won and that I became so invested is testament that change can happen.

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