A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest
About the Event
The "war on terror" isn't just bad policy for many young adults; it's been the U.S. position for most of their lives. At Spring Lobby Weekend, they came together to lobby for an end to the law that serves as the legal backbone for more than a decade of military action around the world. These dedicated young people came together for an empowering, energizing experience that will help shape the next generation of advocates.
Lobbying Around the Country
The 186 Spring Lobby Weekend participants went on 42 lobby visits, including 10 face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress! The FCNL network around the country supported their work to end the endless wars with more than 5,000 messages to Congress, 100 calls, and lobby visits in district offices.
Photos from Spring Lobby Weekend
FCNL Statement of Legislative Policy
"Although national security is widely perceived to depend on military strength, more weapons do not provide enduring security. Military expansion provokes fear and potential retaliation.
We support active non-violent responses to prevent or transform violent conflict at all levels.
The United States should develop and support nonmilitary assistance programs in partnership with appropriate international and independent non-governmental organizations."