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What do FCNL Quaker Contacts do?

Share Friends’ concerns and updates with FCNL

We’re committed to making sure FCNL effectively carries your meeting or church’s voice to Congress. A quick email or phone call to FCNL can turn into a story we tell on a lobby visit or prompt an adjustment in our work. We would especially like to hear about the peace and justice concerns your meeting carries and how you act on them.

Engage your meeting in advocacy

As an FCNL Contact, you’ll receive monthly updates on important actions. We also hope you’ll sign up for legislative action alerts and urge your meeting or church to act when appropriate. Those actions might be emails to Congress, letters to the editor, or even in-person meetings with Congress. Periodically, we send out materials to hang on a bulletin board or pass around to people who might be interested.

FCNL Quaker Contact FAQs

Q: What is an FCNL Quaker Contact?

FCNL Quaker Contacts serve as liaisons between Friends and FCNL. This Friend receives bimonthly information from FCNL’s Quaker Engagement team to inform and encourage Friends on how to engage as Quaker advocates and take specific and timely actions with your members of Congress.

Q: What are the responsibilities of the role?

  • Connect your meeting or church with FCNL by receiving and forwarding communications from FCNL to Friends

  • Share ways to take action with FCNL and encourage Friends to act

  • Inform FCNL on what is moving in your meeting or church 

  • Facilitate your Quaker community’s participation in FCNL’s priorities process every two years. 

Q: What information do I receive from FCNL to share with my community?

FCNL Quaker Contacts receive information from FCNL via our monthly Quaker Contacts newslteter. Additionally, Friends have the opportunity to sign up for monthly letter writing materials. Sign up here.

Q: How do I share the information I receive from FCNL with my community?

Share FCNL’s information with Friends in the manner that fits your meeting or church best!

Some ideas:

  • Make an announcement during First Day announcements

  • Highlight specific actions at Meeting for Worship with Attention to Business

  • Forward to relevant meeting committees, forward to your meeting list serve.

  • Create an FCNL link on your meeting website, and post the monthly letter!

Q: My meeting needs a Quaker Contact, how do I sign up?

However your Quaker community determines Friends’ roles and responsibilities is good for FCNL.  Contact rtrice@fcnl.org to sign up to receive our monthly newsletter or sign up by visiting this link.

Q: How do I give feedback to FCNL as to what is moving in my Meeting?

Contact Quaker Engagement Associate Bobby Trice: rtrice@fcnl.org or call (202) 903-2502.

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