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Welcome Not Walls

The biblical call to “welcome the stranger” leads Quakers to support protection of those who seek refuge within our borders and around the world.

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Updates & Resources

  1. Statement The Myth of “Chain Migration” and the Importance of Family Unity 

    President Trump has renewed calls to toughen immigration laws, including ending so-called “chain migration” after the attack in New York on December 11. FCNL rejects limiting family-based visas and urges Congress to stand strong against such proposals.

  2. Update Congress Left Priorities Unfinished and Went Home 

    Congress left for 2017 after rapidly passing a major tax overhaul and preventing a government shutdown for another month, leaving a number of “must do items” undone. These include:

  3. Work with FCNL Associate Executive Secretary (VP) for Communications 

    The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a nonpartisan Quaker lobby based in Washington, DC, is seeking an experienced communications professional who will drive FCNL’s national narrative and lead our communications team to tell the story of our impact to Quakers, donors, advocates and the media throughout the country.

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  1. Spring Lobby Weekend 
    1. March 17-20, 2018 in Washington, DC
  2. Discerning Priorities with Joy! 
    1. January 25, 2018 Conference Call

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