We have done important work together over the last five days. The General Committee has named Bridget Moix as the incoming FCNL General Secretary. We have reflected and celebrated our community’s journey over the last decade. We have challenged ourselves to live into our aspirations of a society with equity and justice for all, not just in our policies but in our interactions with each other. And we have been in the right place at the right time to lobby powerfully for our government to pursue economic justice.
- Participants in our Quaker Public Policy Institute went on more than 200 virtual lobby visits, representing 44 states and the District of Columbia.
- Amelia Kegan spurred us to action in support of the Build Back Better Act, and the unique opportunity before us to rebuild the U.S. economy and put children and families at the center. Our visits took place just 24-hours before the House passed this crucial legislation.
- Vanessa Julye, c0-author of Fit for Freedom, Not Friendship, spoke powerfully about looking carefully at the Quaker past to understand its influence today and heal racism’s wounds in the Religious Society of Friends. You can download her presentation here.
- We presented Rep. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) with FCNL’s Justice Award. Rep. DeLauro has been an indefatigable champion of the Child Tax Credit program for two decades and an ardent advocate for affordable housing.
- We awarded the Edward F. Snyder Award to Sen. Todd Young (IN) in recognition of this work to bring an end to endless wars.
- We celebrated Diane Randall for a decade of leadership, vision, and commitment to advancing the world we seek.
- And, with a joyful heart, the General Committee officially confirmed Bridget Moix as our incoming General Secretary!
Speeches and Remarks
Program Assistant Speeches
- November 16-20, 2022