FCNL Advocacy Teams

A program of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL)

This group is part of a Quaker-led national lobbying network of some 2,000 people who use their power as constituents to advance legislation promoting peace and justice.  Team members build ongoing relationships with their members of Congress and staff with mutual respect and active listening.  Each year, FCNL staff select a specific piece of legislation that needs support, and all the 137 Advocacy Teams lobby their own members of Congress that year on that issue.

In past years, Teams have lobbied to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for the Use of Military Force, to stop the U.S. from supplying war materiel to Saudi Arabia in their war in Yemen, and to stop the Pentagon from donating tanks and gear to municipalities.  

Our Atlanta Advocacy Team meets monthly via Zoom to plan a strategy for advancing specific legislation. Team members have an opportunity for lobbying via Zoom or in person in local Congressional districts and in Washington DC at the FCNL annual Quaker Public Policy Institute in November.  They can be a liaison to a senator or their representative; write letters to the editor; help with media relations; and do outreach to other area peace and justice groups.  FCNL lobbyists and support staff give ongoing support and training.  We help our members of Congress become champions for peace and justice!

We also maintain a list of Allies who respond to periodic Action Alerts.  All AFM members, attenders, and community friends are welcome to join either group.  

For more information and to join the Atlanta Advocacy Team, or the Allies, go to https://www.fcnl.org/act/join-advocacy-team