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in Washington, D.C.

March 27 - 31, 2020  Washington DC

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress on one critical issue:

climate change

Participants will:

  • Hear from policy experts, high-profile speakers, and other grassroots advocates on solutions to address our climate crisis.

  • Lobby 3 members of Congress and/or their staff.

  • Join workshops on additional local advocacy techniques from writing effective letters to the editor to grassroots organizing.

We will take up to 10 high school youth to participate in the Friend's Committee on National Legislation's (FCNL) annual spring lobby and advocacy training weekend.

Register here by February 1.   This is an application process to attend with the PoHo youth program.  We will select up to 10 participants to go with us. 

We are looking for people who are serious about social justice issues, particularly climate change and the environment, and learning how to create change in our country through the legislative process. 

You must have previously attended Powell House youth programs and demonstrated responsible behavior.

(YOUNG ADULTS 18 or over can register directly with FCNL and make their own transportation and lodging arrangements. You can request financial support from the yearly meeting as well as your monthly meeting.  We would love to have a bunch of young Quaker folks there from New York Yearly Meeting!)

We plan to stay together at a youth hostel arranged by FCNL. 

The cost:  $420 plus the cost of transportation.  

( We may be able to bring the cost down with support from the New York Yearly Meeting and local Quaker meetings.  we will work on that as we go along and update you as needed)

We will figure out transportation to Washington DC when we see who is going with us and where they live.  We plan to leave Friday afternoon and return Tuesday night.

The $420 includes:

  • 4 nights at the hostel  $200

  • meals $80  (breakfasts and lunches are provided by FCNL)

  • the registration fee 50,

  • local transportation (metro, car fare)  $40

  • a Powell House program fee.   $50


March 27th, 2020 1:00 PM   through   March 31st, 2020 10:30 PM
Washington, DC
United States