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The bimonthly FCNL Washington Newsletter provides news and analysis for a selection of domestic and international issues with a primary focus on peace, disarmament, international cooperation, and social and economic justice.

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Your Advocacy Influences Congress

Whether you share your position with your members of Congress through direct conversations, phone calls, letters to the editor, emails, questions at town hall meetings, or social media, the most important thing is that you share your opinion effectively. This newsletter offers practical advice on engaging respectfully, clearly, and personally.

Building Relationships with Congress

Building a relationship with your members of Congress doesn’t mean you have to like them or even agree with them. It does take a commitment to listening, engaging, sharing your point of view, asking them to listen to you — and repeating these steps again and again.

Building Relationships: Advocacy Corps

As part of the Advocacy Corps, organizers take the lead in their communities. Many of them work with both student and community groups to build a base for advocacy.

Building Relationships: Advocacy Teams

Advocacy Teams give groups of people in cities and towns across the country a chance to connect with others in their communities the opportunity to learn from and engage with experts, and the guidance of FCNL staff. Advocacy Team members commit to building a relationship with their team, their members of Congress, and FCNL for the long term.

Writing Effective Emails to Congress

Email is just one component of an effective strategy. One email, by itself, may not lead my member to act — but when that email is part of a mix that includes other messages, lobby visits, letters to the editor, and social media mentions, its impact is multiplied.


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