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Discern Quaker Lobbying Priorities in 2022

Make your plans now! In January, your Quaker community will get information in the mail about how you can give input into FCNL’s lobbying priorities for the 118th Congress (2023-2024). We encourage you to get a time on your community’s calendar now.

FCNL’s legislative priorities are set by Quaker meetings and churches all around the country who meet to discern FCNL’s way forward. We value your worshipful input and guidance.

Third Haven Friends Meeting holds a sign that says Love Thy Neighbor

FCNL Among Friends

Through FCNL’s virtual “travel” to monthly meetings, churches, and Quaker communities, we provide support to knit together Friends’ witness and FCNL’s advocacy. Learn more about our ministries with meetings and churches, and contact us if you’d like FCNL to join you for worship and a Quaker advocacy workshop!

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Advocate with your Meeting or Church

FCNL recognizes the vitality of meeting minutes as advocacy tools and as a particularly powerful means of communicating to members of Congress how a body of their constituents is thinking and acting on an issue. FCNL has worked with meetings to publish minutes as opinion pieces, submit minutes to members of Congress with requests for action, and more.

Learn more about Meeting Minutes as Advocacy Tools


FCNL’s Quaker engagement team is here to help connect our advocacy for justice to the important work you’re doing in your yearly and monthly meetings and churches.  Contact us at with any questions or to arrange an FCNL visit with your community.

Friends in Action

Toby Berla, from Durham Friends Meeting, lobbies Congress at Annual Meeting 2019.
Joe Molieri

Usually, constituents are the ones asking to meet with their members of Congress – but that wasn’t the case for Friends in Durham, NC this summer.

After sharing their powerful statement on racism and police brutality with their senator’s office, along with a lobby request, staff reached out to them to arrange a lobby visit. Durham Friends Meeting’s unity on their beliefs caught Congress’ attention and helped Friends bring their anti-racism work into their witness with the wider world.

See our whole collection of Quaker Statements on Police Violence and Racism