Sunday, September 9, 2012

FCNL Foreign Policy Lobbyist Visits NW

FCNL Lobbyist and Iraq war veteran

to speak in Seattle and Lakewood

Hear what a peace activist, who is also a Washington, DC lobbyist for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) and an Iraqi war veteran, has to say about real defense cuts and about ways to protect the health and well-being of veterans once they return home.

FCNL Foreign-Policy Lobbyist and Iraqi war veteran Matt Southworth will be in Seattle and Lakewood the week ofSeptember 10 to talk about opportunities for policy change in Congress this year and how to develop an effective lobbying strategy to influence your members of Congress. .

Tuesday, September 11, 7:00 pm- 9:00pm

University Temple United Methodist Church

1416 NE 43rd St. Seattle, WA 98105.

• Pizza and light refreshment available starting at 5:30 pm

• Parking available across the street at the University of Washington Bookstore. Parking vouchers will be available.

• Free & open to the public. For more info, contact Matt Southworth,

Thursday, September 13, 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Coffee Strong
15109 Union Avenue Southwest
Lakewood, WA 98498.

Matt will lead a Lobbying Workshop and Strategy Session: Protecting Veterans and Cutting the Pentagon's Bloated Budget in the (not so) Lame Duck Session.

Both events are free and open to the public !

If you cannot attend either of these events, but would like to network with others in Washington on issues raised, please contact FCWPP at . The Friends Committee on Washington (State) Public Policy will be considering how its Economic Justice or Peace working groups might contribute to these ongoing efforts.

Please let us know if you are interested in participating in these actions by leaving a note at

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