1. Update


We’re using the hashtag #FriendsLobby to share our advocacy, celebrate our victories, and connect with others who are working together toward the world we seek.

By Lin Reish, July 23, 2019

At the FCNL we are joined in our efforts to create a more just, peaceful, and equitable world by Quakers and friends around the globe who believe that change is possible. Together, we’re impacting policy and the political process through education, advocacy, and engagement with others.

Check out how FCNL’s supporters and Friends are making an impact and join us by sharing the story of your own advocacy on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using #FriendsLobby.

Our expert team of lobbyists on Capitol Hill work with a grassroots network of tens of thousands of people across the country to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship.

FCNL’s supporters are working to make change in their districts and on Capitol Hill by meeting with Congress members to make their voices heard. We believe in building relationships across political divides and seek to live out our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we move policy forward.

Through events like Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute we worship together and work together to encourage civic engagement and advance the world we seek.

Hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults join us every year in Washington D.C. to lobby their representatives during FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend. They hear from powerful speakers, learn from experts, share their stories, and complete lobby training before flooding the Capitol with their message.

Please join us in using #FriendsLobby to share photos and stories about your own advocacy!

Lin Reish

  • 2019 Summer Intern Communications/Visual Arts

A junior at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, Lin spent last summer as an English immersion camp counselor in Beijing. Lin’s involvement in social justice work includes a Story Corps oral record project on the prison system and participating as a researcher at Vanderbilt’s Mass Incarceration Lab for Undergraduates. Lin also worked on a yearlong design program on projects for the Nashville Public Library Adult Literacy program and Nashville refugee resettlement agencies. Lin is from Richmond, IN.