We asked Friends to reflect on the meaning of this year's Annual Meeting theme
These times call for love with an edge. Working for change today requires a ferocity and tenacity that colors the idea of love with the full range of its meanings. It is not passive, not necessarily nice or pretty. It is fierce.
Welcome to FCNL's Native American Legislative Update! The NALU is a monthly newsletter about FCNL's Native American policy advocacy and ways for you to engage your members of Congress. FCNL's Congressional Advocate for Native American policy is Kerri Colfer (Tlingit).
A Theological Perspective on Quaker Lobbying, by Margery Post Abbott, examines the relationship between lobbying and Friends’ spiritual practice. Drawing on Quaker history and theology, as well as the teachings of Jesus, the author connects FCNL’s work to the efforts of Friends through many generations to carry their concerns into the world. The booklet includes discussion questions for individual reflection or for use with a reading group.
Jacob Blake. Another name in the long list of Black men and women shot by police. This time a father, security guard, and a sibling. He was shot multiple times while his children watched from the car. Just imagine being a small child and witnessing your father being gunned down by police. Thankfully, they did not take his life.
We are still becoming a full democracy. Not until August 26, 1920, when Congress adopted the nineteenth amendment prohibiting states from denying the right to vote on the basis of sex, could women cast a ballot.
Program Assistant, Sustainable Energy & Environment
Mariah Shriner serves as the program assistant for the sustainable energy and environment team. Working alongside constituents and coalition partners, Mariah lobbies members of Congress, advocating for bipartisan responses to climate change and support for climate justice.
Maria Isabel (Marisa) Leon-Gomez
Program Assistant, Immigration & Refugee Program
Maria Isabel (Marisa) Leon-Gomez is the program assistant for the immigration and refugee program. She works towards a more humane and dignified immigration and refugee system that is equitable, compassionate, inclusive, and flexible.
FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects Quaker testimonies with legislation in the U.S. Congress and the administration.
FCNL has moved to telework!
The FCNL offices are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are lobbying online and by phone for the world we seek. Your engagement with Congress at this time is essential! Join us and become a monthly donor.