Quakers and friends are gathering in DC for the youth led #MarchforourLives rally and march on Washington March 24th, 2018. FCNL will open the Quaker Welcome Center as a hospitality space to support Friends and allies who will be at the rally.- FCNL welcomes Friends to witness and worship at the new Quaker Welcome Center over the course of Saturday, March 24th, 2018 from 8am - 3pm.
For those who visit, we will share and introduce Friends to our advocacy tools and offer 15 minute stand up lobby tips. We will encourage Friends to lobby their representatives upon their return home.
We will introduce Friends to the Quaker Welcome Center for future lobby training purposes as well as other potential events.
- 8:00 am -3:00 pm Doors open. Stand-up Lobby training and hospitality. Posters and sign-making (Joey)
- 8:30-9:00 am Silent Reflection, led by Steve Chase and Christine Ashley
- 9:00 am-9:30 pm Domestic Policy Legislative director Amelia Kegan gives legislative updates and post-rally advocacy actions. Friends, students, teachers, and the Islamic Society of North America will join us in this FB Live event. (Check out our FB Live Feed for the 9 am remarks!)
- 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm Prayerful witness held by Gabi Savoury Bailey (NYYM) , Kristina Keefe-Perry (NEYM) , Kate English (BYM)
- 3 pm Close
11:15-11:30 Interfaith Prayers in front of the Methodist building
We will be holding the space in prayer: 10 am, noon, 2 pm.
We do not have parking available. The nearest metro station is Union Station and is a 8-10 minute walk away.
RSVP on the event page.
You may contact FCNL’s Quaker Field Secretary, Christine Ashley, at email@example.com for more information.
For those attending the March for Our Lives who may need housing in Washington, DC:
Friends Meeting of Washington is opening doors and floors March 23rd-25th for the upcoming rally for gun control (March for Our Lives, March 24), and Friends are happy to host you overnight on March 23 and/or March 24, should you choose to come.
There are also some Meeting members who have available guest rooms/sofas/air mattresses, should you prefer to stay in a private home.
To sign up for space at the Meeting House please contact Debby Churchman of Friends Meeting of Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org