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It's long past time for Congress to take its power back, to debate and vote each and every war the U.S. undertakes, in keeping with the 1973 War Powers Act. But for the past 15 years, Congress has let the president act unchecked. New airstrikes against Libya further demonstrate the reaches of the law behind the "War on Terror."
Find action alerts, members of Congress, voting records, and current legislation. These tools can help you act online or prepare for in-person meetings with Congress.
Solve Problems and Change Policy
Congressional staffers agree that lobbying in person is the most effective way to influence your member of Congress, whether at home or in DC.
Numbers make a difference, and legislators will be more inclined to vote your way if they feel there is a groundswell of support behind your position. You can create that wave through community education.
Local papers are major resources for congressional offices working to stay in touch with their districts. Naming your member of Congress in a local paper almost guarantees that they will read your position.
Use the ladder of engagement to discover next steps and new options. No matter where you are on this ladder, you can be an effective part of advocacy for peace and justice – and FCNL is here to help.