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How to talk to Congress about federal budget issues

St. Louis students visit Congress

Speaking with Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-MO) about gun control during the

Speaking with Congressman Wm. Lacy Clay, Jr. (D-MO) about gun control during the 2013 Human Rights Summit in Washington, D.C.

Meet and call your member of Congress effectively

You do not need to be an expert on federal budget issues to address it with your congressional delegation—you are their constituent, and your views are important to their decisions on matters before Congress.

Download this free PDF guide, which details everything about lobbying from scheduling to talking points:


How to Talk to Congress

Use this material to get your views on budget priorities across to your elected officials, either through visits or calls.

Move the Money action toolkit

Bring the war dollars home

A rally to bring home dollars spent on war

Protestors demand reductions in Pentagon spending.

Use this toolkit to talk to your community, the news media, and directly to Congress about keeping resources in your community.

Organize Just Peace

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 12:00pm - 6:30pm


For Peace and Justice in Israel and Palestine

AFSC Campus Organizing Conference


Join Campus Organizers for Educational Panels and Interactive Workshops!

One Nation Lobby Day

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Lobby members of Congress on Peace and Justice issues the day before the One Nation Mobilization

War is a Racket - Abolish Corporate Personhood

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt

Ira Harritt is AFSC's Program Coordinator in Kansas City.

Comments by Ira Harritt, KC AFSC Program Coordinator, at 8/9/10 Move to Amend Rally, KCMO

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