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Building an Intergenerational Movement to End Gun Violence

Sometimes advocating for preventing gun violence can seem challenging and, frankly, a bit lonely. So, the opportunity to spend time with more than 300 young and motivated people who came to Washington, D.C., to lobby for dedicated funding for Community Violence Interrupters was refreshing.

FCNL Young Adults Call on Congress to Stop Community Violence

Every day, 321 people are shot in the United States. For decades policymakers have debated how to address the scourge of gun violence, often defaulting to a militarized police response. This solution has repeatedly failed, with sometimes fatal consequences. We need a new way forward, and a promising solution does exist. That’s where FCNL’s network of young adult advocates comes in.

As Pandemic Relief Ends, Young Adults Face Increased Economic Insecurity

When we talk about poverty, hunger, and homelessness, college students and young adults are not often centered in the conversation. However, researchers have documented growing economic insecurity for this demographic. Congress should take steps to make EITC and SNAP provisions permanent to address the growing poverty rates among young Americans.

Citizenship Is Essential

It has been more than 30 years since Congress enacted the Immigration Reform and Control Act. This inaction comes at an enormous cost to our immigrant neighbors, coworkers, classmates, and friends—and there is a cost significant to the United States as a whole.

Young Organizers Learn from Each Other

Twenty-one Advocacy Corps organizers from the 2021–2022 and the 2020–2021 classes met for the first time in Washington, D.C., over Indigenous Peoples’ Day weekend.

Remembering Tommy Raskin

Our FCNL community grieves the loss of Tommy Raskin and we are holding his family, and the wider community he loved and continues to inspire, in the Light. Tommy passed away at the end of December 2020.