members of PYM’s Middle East Collaborative, the Legislative Policy Collaborative, and Friends Committee on National Legislation
Hosted jointly by the Middle East Collaborative and the Legislative Policy Collaborative, this workshop focuses on steps Friends can take to turn down the rhetoric of war with Iran and help to build the will for Congress to reassert its authority the president to decide if our country goes to war or not. Members of the Middle East Collaborative will provide the context for Friends’ advocacy, drawing on their Peace Delegation trip to Iran, their focus on Palestinian oppression and human rights, and their extensive experience in the region. Grounded in this understanding, participants will hone their advocacy skills. The Legislative Policy Collaborative and staff Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) will draw on resources available through FCNL’s Advocacy Teams Program to practice strategic advocacy in these partisan times: spiritual grounding, personal stories, effective use of social media, and practical next steps to take back to their meetings.