Alicia McBride

Alicia McBride interprets and oversees the presentation of the organization to external audiences, such as Quakers, donors, and grassroots advocates. She is the editor of FCNL's bi-monthly Washington Newsletter and oversees FCNL's email advocacy program, website, and print communications.

Alicia is a member of Sandy Spring Monthly Meeting in Sandy Spring, MD, where she serves as the clerk of the Marriage and Family Relations Committee. 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. While in graduate school, Alicia designed an award-winning educational program to teach biology to engineering students. She was a program assistant at FCNL from 2000-2002 and returned in 2004 to launch the organization's communications program.

Alicia lives with her spouse and two children in Takoma Park, MD.

Articles by Alicia McBride

Background Your Advocacy Matters: Senate Health Care Bill in Trouble 

We are closer now than ever to a major win on health care, thanks in large part to the strong advocacy of people like you. But we can't let up, because the Senate could still vote on a bill in the coming days. Keep checking back on our website for updates on this rapidly changing situation.

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?

Update 5 Reasons I'm Looking Forward to Annual Meeting  

In just a few weeks, more than 300 people will be joining FCNL in Washington, DC for Annual Meeting. Here's why I'm excited about this year's gathering.

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.