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FOCUS provides tools and inspiration that educate and empower grassroots religious advocates to find their voices to speak out to their political leaders on policies that impact our world.  We believe that the United States functions as a representative democracy, meaning our elected officials work for us. However, they must hear from us and our congregations in order to know how to represent us.

The 2015 People’s State of the State:
Speech by FOCUS Volunteer Lily Rodulfo

FOCUS Advocacy in Action:

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Hunger Action Network Annual Meeting, Wage Workshop

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FOCUS Advocates Meeting, November 2013

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Meeting with the NYS Dept. of Health, Nutrition Division

Hunger Action Network Annual Meeting 2013

Hunger Action Network Annual Meeting 2013

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Rev. Frances Rosenau

Group at Senate office building 2- Monday

FOCUS Advocates lobbying in Washington DC.

Rev. Deb Jameson, Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2013

Rev. Deb Jameson, Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2013

Meeting with Leigh Gatner of Senator Gillibrand's office.

Meeting with Leigh Gatner of Senator Gillibrand’s office

January 29, 2013
Rally to Raise
the Minimum Wage

January 29, 2013
Rally to raise
the minimum wage

January 29, 2013
Rally to raise the
minimum wage

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Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage

January 29, 2013
Rally to Raise the
Minimum Wage

January 29, 2013
Rally to Raise the
Minimum Wage

Thanksgiving Action

Thanksgiving Action- Prayer Vigil

Thanksgiving Action, Press Conference

Rally to Raise the Minimum Wage

2012 Food and Farm Bill Forum. Panelists (L to R): Mark Dunlea, Kelly Young, John Gonzalez.

Focus Advocates and community members attend the Food and Farm Bill Forum.

Advocates meet with Kristin Proud at Winter Breakfast Program.

FOCUS Advocates at Ecumenical Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.

Advocates meeting with Senator Neil Breslin at Winter Breakfast.

FOCUS Advocates meet with DSS Commissioner David Kircher.