Alicia McBride

Director of Integrated Strategy and Impact

Alicia McBride

Alicia McBride works across the organization to improve cross-team strategy development and how FCNL assesses and communicates about its effectiveness. She is also responsible for planning FCNL’s fall Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute and Lobby Day.

Previously, Alicia led FCNL’s communications team, after joining the FCNL staff in 2004. She is a member of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting (Baltimore Yearly Meeting). She holds a B.A. in English from Carleton College and an M.S. in Technical Communication/Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle.

Alicia serves on the board of Friends Community School in College Park, MD and on the Earlham School of Religion Board of Advisors. She lives with her spouse and two children in Takoma Park, MD.

Articles by Alicia McBride

Event White Privilege Conference 

March 20-23, 2019 | Cedar Rapids, IA

The WPC provides a challenging, collaborative and comprehensive experience. They strive to empower and equip individuals to work for equity and justice through self and social transformations.

Background Senate to Vote on Pentagon Spending, Endless War, Police Militarization, and More 

The week of September 11, the Senate will debate its proposal for the National Defense Authorization Act. FCNL is tracking a number of amendments on this military policy bill.

Update House Votes on Climate, Pentagon Spending, Islamophobia, War in Military Policy Bill 

Every representative in the U.S. House voted on amendments to a military policy bill that could rein in Pentagon spending, put the brakes on a new nuclear arms race, and stop an accidental war with Iran.

Update Your Power on Health Care 

House leadership's decision to pull the American Health Care Act off the floor, ending (for now) congressional efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, is a major victory.

Update New Energy for Advocacy 

This month's staff gathering left me with a sense of excitement and possibility. Over and over again, I heard about new energy for advocacy in this challenging time, and a recognition that our community can sustain that energy for the long haul.

Background Loving Our Neighbors Now 

The election revealed our pain and brokenness as a country. With so much division, hurt, and anger, it is difficult to look for that of God in each other. What does it mean to love our neighbors now?

Advocacy Resource Write Effective Emails to Congress 

Do emails to Congress work? While a single email won't often change a policymaker's position, email is a critical part of strategic advocacy for the policies you care about.