This is what faith in action looks like.
What does it take to make a difference?
Simply put, people like you doing simple things. Calling and writing your legislator. Educating people in your faith community. Connecting with each other.
You don’t need to be a professional lobbyist to effect change in and around Washington State.
As members of one of Faith Action Network’s many advocating faith communities, we at FAN know that you have a passion for building a more just, peaceful, and sustainable world. This is why we want to give you some tools to become more effective advocates for the common good.
Below you will find a variety of resources that your faith community can utilize in your advocacy work. They are designed so that you can print them out and share them with the people in your faith community. We hope that you will find them easy to use, encouraging you and others to put your faith in action.
To learn more about specific policy issues, check out our Issue Fact Sheets page.
Advocacy by Letter Sanctuary Toolkit (Church Council of Greater Seattle) [symple_clear_floats] Faith & Advocacy Video from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
Contact Your Legislator
Advocacy by Telephone
Communicating with Congress: Emails, Letters, Faxes, and Phone Calls
Developing Effective Messages
Meeting with your Legislator in the Off-Season
Eight Tips for a Successful Lobby Visit
Tips for Meeting with Legislators in Olympia
Creating Sanctuary in Faith Communities
For Such a Time as This (Church Council of Greater Seattle)
4 Proposed Avenues of Actions (Church Council of Greater Seattle)
Sanctuary Tactics and Strategy (Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice)
Immigrant Community Needs for Assembly (Interfaith Movement for Immigrant Justice)
Combating Islamophobia Action & Resource List
Immigration Raid Rapid Response Template (Church Council of Greater Seattle)
Church Council of Greater Seattle Pledge
Know Your Rights / Conozca sus derechos (NW Immigrant Rights Project)
Know Your Rights (American Civil Liberties Union)
Colectiva Legal Webpage
Know Your Rights: A Guide for Immigrants in Washington State / Español (Colectiva Legal)
Utilize the Media
Build Community Support
WA State Legislature
Who’s my WA State Legislator?
Who’s my U.S. House Representative?
Who’s my U.S. Senator?
Statewide Media Outlets
Advocacy by Letter
Sanctuary Toolkit (Church Council of Greater Seattle)
Faith & Advocacy Video from the Episcopal Diocese of Olympia