Spring Lobby Weekend 2015

Call for Congressional Action on Climate Change

What we're asking:

  • Join hundreds of young people in Washington to take action on Climate Change.
  • Attend our 4 day conference, March 14-17, 2015.

What you're getting:

  • Training and experience in effective constituent lobbying
  • Greater knowledge of climate change and environmental policy
  • Connections to hundreds of young activists from around the country
  • Suggested content to include this experience in your resume
  • The power to make change in DC and once you’ve returned to your community

How to register:

Register online! Even if you’re coming with a larger group, everyone has to register on this page. Scholarship Funding for housing and transportation is available on a case-by-case basis.

Tentative Schedule

Check back for regular schedule updates as we get closer to March!

Saturday, March 14

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel

Anna Jane Joyner is a climate activist and preacher's daughter. See her on Showtime's Years of Living Dangerously.

  • 12:00PM Welcome Lunch - Program Begins
  • Keynote Address: Anna Jane Joyner
  • Breakout: Telling your story – What leads you to action?
  • Interfaith Panel: Building a Faith Coalition in your Area
  • Open Worship
  • 5:30PM Program Ends
  • 7:00PM Monument Tour, Optional

Sunday, March 15

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel

  • 8:00AM – Breakfast Opens
  • 9:00AM – Program Begins
  • This is possible. This is doable. This is the moment.
  • What’s holding us up? – Why action isn’t happening.
  • Lunch
  • Policy Briefing: “The Ask” – A bipartisan recognition of climate change.
  • Workshop Period
  • Building a Broader Movement: Panel with NAACP and Citizens Climate Lobby
  • 5:30PM – Program Ends

Monday, March 16

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel

  • 8:00AM – Breakfast Opens
  • 9:00AM – Program Begins

Rep. Chris Gibson is the author of legislation to acknowledge the science of climate change.

  • What works on Capitol Hill? Congressional Staff Panel
  • Lobby Training, Planning & Role Play!
  • Lunch
  • Next Steps: What action will you take once you’re home?
  • 3:00PM Leave Hotel for Capitol Hill
  • 4:00PM Address by United States Representative Chris Gibson
  • 5:00PM Group Photo at Capitol Building / Program Ends
  • (Some lobby visits will begin Monday afternoon.)

Tuesday, March 17

Location: Lutheran Church of the Reformation (Capitol Hill)

  • 8:00AM – Breakfast / Program Begins
  • Lobby Day! FCNL Staff on hand to accompany groups to lobby visits.
  • 11:45AM – Box Lunches Available

Get in Touch!

Tommy Wrenn can answer your questions about coming to Spring Lobby Weekend and help you put together a group from your campus.

Email Tommy »

Julia Neumann coordinates the lobby visit schedule. She'll be in touch to help you set up yours.

Email Julia »

Meet Our Lobbyists

Jose Aguto

Jose Aguto

Jose leads FCNL's work to bring a moral voice to the climate change debate.

Emily Wirzba

Emily Wirzba

Emily works with groups around the country to build grassroots support for action on climate.

Need help paying for Spring Lobby Weekend?

There is a limited amount of financial assistance and subsidized housing available to Young Adults 30 and under. Please contact Andrew Silva for more information.

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