Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) appreciates the recognition given to General Secretary Diane Randall as one of the “Faith Leaders to Watch in 2020.” The list of 15 faith leaders was released today by the Center for American Progress (CAP).
CAP cited Randall’s role in encouraging young voters to register and take part in the upcoming elections.
“As a Quaker, my faith leads me to help create the community God wants for all of us. This requires a government that serves all people. But the people must be active citizens,” said Randall. “Everyone needs to vote and engage their elected officials both before and after the election. Civic responsibility neither begins nor ends on election day.”
In a statement citing the 15 faith leaders, CAP stated: “Religious communities offer a clear moral voice in support of civic engagement, the peaceful transfer of power, combating voter suppression, and protecting the ability of marginalized communities to participate in elections.” The list included leaders across many Christian traditions as well as Muslims, Jews, Sikhs, and others.
FCNL, started in 1943, has a network of more than 60,000 persistent advocates in all 50 states and a staff of 60 in its Washington, D.C. office. Under her leadership, FCNL has expanded its legislative programs and work with young adults throughout the country.
To learn more, please visit www.fcnl.org.