Washington, DC – Representative Sara Jacobs (CA-51) will receive the Edward F. Snyder Award for Peace this evening by the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) during their 80th Annual Meeting, taking place through November 19.
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The award will help to kickoff FCNL’s Annual Meeting and 80th anniversary celebration. More than 340 supporters and activists from 43 states plus the District of Columbia will lobby Congress for strong investments in peacebuilding and the federal programs that seek the spread of peace overseas—Atrocities Prevention, the Complex Crises Fund, and Reconciliation Programs—in the fiscal year 2024 State Department and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill (H.R.4665/S.2438).
Participants will also be lobbying their lawmakers seeking a ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Gaza war.
“We are grateful to Congresswoman Jacobs for her persistent peacebuilding leadership. Her dedication to advancing legislation for a more just and peaceful world and commitment to reaching across the aisle at a time of great division in our country is to be commended,” said FCNL General Secretary Bridget Moix. “We are honored to work with her on these issues of deep concern to the Quaker community and to recognize her with this award.”
Representative Sara Jacobs will accept the Edward F. Snyder Award for Peace on Wednesday, November 13.
The Snyder Award for National Legislative Leadership in Advancing Disarmament and Building Peace is presented annually to an outstanding member of Congress who has displayed leadership in advancing legislative priorities consistent with those advocated by FCNL. Representative Jacobs earned the distinction “for her powerful leadership to advance peace, end endless war, reform security assistance, protect civilians from harm, and prevent atrocities. She has shown tireless commitment to peacebuilding, atrocities prevention, reining in forever wars, and civilian protection.”
“Investing in peacebuilding is one of the most cost-effective ways to avoid costly violence, conflict, and unnecessary bloodshed. That’s why peacebuilding has been a major focus of my career and my work in Congress. I’m incredibly honored to receive the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Edward F. Snyder Award and will continue to work to advance policies that help us build a world where everyone is safe, free, and equal, and where communities can build and sustain peace and address conflict without violence,” said Rep. Jacobs.
To learn more, please visit www.fcnl.org.