Voting & Elections

Sean McMenemy

Strengthen Our Democracy

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We’re starting to see that the undue influence of money in politics might be a symptom, not the disease itself. We’re thinking more broadly, and it’s opening up possibilities for action. The problem is the fundamental disconnect many of us feel between us and the representatives we elect. How can we take back politics, build integrity, and restore faith in democracy?


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  1. Money in Politics

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  1. Background Elections 2020 

    As Quakers, we have worked to influence government for almost as long as there have been Friends. This year, we encourage you to use the 2020 elections to talk to your neighbors about the priorities of our FCNL community, reach out to political candidates, ask them questions, and influence their agendas.

  2. Background Questions for Candidates  

    Elections 2020

    The 2020 elections will lay the groundwork for FCNL’s advocacy for peace and justice in the next two years. FCNL is a nonpartisan organization. We encourage you to raise FCNL’s legislative agenda by asking candidates any of the following questions:

  3. Action Alert House Victory on Voting Rights - Tell the Senate to Act!  

    It’s been more than six years since the Supreme Court struck down provisions in the Voting Rights Act designed to protect the rights of minority communities. Since then, voter suppression in the U.S. has run rampant.

  4. Background How Can We Restore Integrity to Our Elections? 

    Our system of elections and the role of money in politics need serious reforms.

More on Elections & Voting

Action Alert DC Deserves Representation: Urge Your Representative to Support Statehood! 

I’m proud to be one of the more than 700,000 people who live in the District of Columbia. For too long we have been denied a voice and a vote in Congress. That must change.

Action Alert Two Viruses threaten the Health of our Democracy 

COVID-19 isn’t just a threat to the health and safety of every American—it also threatens the very heart of American democracy. With elections looming, we should not ask people to choose between their right to vote and their health. If Congress takes the right steps now, we won’t have to make that choice.

Event Juneteenth Film Screening of "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" 

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Every election year, thousands of people of color are denied their right to vote due to tactics such as purged voter lists and voter ID laws. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic threatening our elections, voter suppression could become even worse—unless Congress takes action.

Advocacy Resource Voter Registration Toolkit 

Before the 2020 election, FCNL is trying to get 500 young adults registered to vote. Below is a toolkit with resources you need to mobilize your communities and make their voices heard.

Update States Must Enact Polices to Protect Voting during COVID-19  

We know that COVID-19 is a threat to the health and safety of millions of Americans. But a less-discussed effect of the pandemic is its impact on the health and safety of our elections.

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