Voting and Elections
Copyright © istockphoto.com/eb33
Make Peace an Election Issue
The debates leading up to an election provides you an opportunity to talk with members of Congress and candidates about issues of peace, justice, and the environment. Political candidates—whether incumbent or new—"listen louder" during campaigns than at any other times in their careers. By changing the debate in the elections, you'll help change the debate in Congress.
Register to Vote
Are you registered? Are your friends, neighbors, and relatives?
Find registration information.
Do Your Research
Find out about the races and candidates in your area this year.
Find out how your current members of Congress have voted in the past on FCNL's priority issues. Look up your member in our online congressional directory, then click on the 'Votes' tab in his or her profile.
We can’t rebuild our House of Democracy without your election year work.
~former Executive Secretary Joe Volk
Contact the Candidates
Write to candidates running for office in your area about supporting peace, cutting the Pentagon budget, reforming the immigration system, and more. See action alerts to the candidates.
Write a Letter to the Editor
By responding to coverage of the election, you'll influence your candidates and reach other people in your community at the same time.
Question the Candidates
Copyright © Sonia Katchian, Photo Shuttle
Go to public events, debates, or forums and make your voice heard.
- See FCNL's suggested questions for the candidates from the 2012 elections.
- Check these tips on asking questions at candidate events.
- Quakers in Chapel Hill, North Carolina have held two candidate forums to hear from candidates running for elected office in their area. Find out about their experiences.