By 2013, U.S. Special Forces were operating in 92 countries and the “war on terror” included lethal military actions by drones and other forces in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Mali and elsewhere around the world.
Join young adults from across the country in a weekend of advocacy to stop the endless wars and unchecked military intervention. Plan to bring a group to Washington in March 2014.
Saturday, March 22
- Lobbying from a Faith Perspective
- What's a Quaker Lobbyist?
- History of FCNL's Public Advocacy
Sunday, March 23
- The Authorization for the Use of Military Force
- The State of the Global War on Terror
- Workshops on How to Talk to Congress
- 8 Tips for a Successful Lobby Visit
Monday, March 24
- Congressional Staff Briefing
- Lobby Training Part II
- Plan Your Lobby Visit
Tuesday, March 25
- Lobby Visits
- Following Up When You Get Home
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."