This Giving Tuesday, please join me—a sustainer and 2017-18 Advocacy Corps alumnus—in becoming a monthly donor. I'm supporting the FCNL Education Fund today, because its training and research directly benefits advocates like you and me.
Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation praised today’s passage of the Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2019 (H.R. 4) in the House of Representatives. The bill will restore the protections of 1965’s Voting Rights Act by developing a process to determine which states must seek prior clearance for election law changes with the Justice Department.
How learning how to clerk helped center my spirit this Advent
Prior to Advent, I spent a November weekend at Pendle Hill, the Quaker retreat center outside of Philadelphia. I wanted to learn about the Quaker decision-making and clerking process—not only to understand it better, but also to see what I could incorporate into my job at FCNL.
When I was 14, I lost a close friend to a gun. Shortly after that, in her own home, my mother was held at gunpoint. Just two years ago, my home — Nevada — was devastated when 58 innocent people were killed and another 413 injured while attending an outdoor music festival. What is perhaps most striking and sad about my story is how it is anything but unique.
FCNL joined 20 faith-based organizations in drafting and endorsing a set of principles on carbon pricing. We believe that these principles can help guide policymakers as they work to advance climate legislation.
Twenty-four million people are displaced on average each year due to severe weather events. As the climate crisis worsens, and the frequency and intensity of severe weather events increases, this figure is set to grow even larger.
FCNL wrote a letter to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (MA) and Jeff Merkley (OR) on Nov. 21 thanking them for their introduction of the Remove the Stain Act. The bill, first introduced in the House in June, would
revoke the Medal of Honor from soldiers who participated in the 1890 Wounded Knee massacre, in which hundreds of Lakota people were murdered on the Pine Ridge Reservation. FCNL is proud to endorse this legislation.