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Look at What We Accomplished Together

By Diane Randall, December 21, 2018


The last few weeks have been a source of inspiration and hope. In a time when many of our government’s policies are moving us in the wrong direction, we’ve also seen the positive impact that faithful advocates like you can have.

Friends, your advocacy and financial contributions have helped:

  • Ensure food is not taken away from families struggling with hunger;
  • Push to end the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen;
  • Prevent genocide and atrocities across the globe;
  • Reform our criminal justice system.

None of these successes would have been possible without your generous support and persistent advocacy.

As we wind down this year, I want to let you hear from FCNL staff about why these victories are so important:

Elie Wiesel Act Passes: A Vote to Make “Never Again” a Reality

Theo Sitther“Passage of the Elie Wiesel Act brings us one step closer to building a more peaceful world. American action to prevent mass atrocities and genocide saves lives, saves taxpayer dollars, and is good for our national security.”
- Theo Sitther, FCNL’s Legislative Secretary for Peacebuilding Policy

Farm Bill Becomes Law: Victory Sets Tone for New Congress

Amelia Kegan“The strong bipartisan votes out of the House and Senate send a clear signal: Congress does not want to take basic assistance away from people struggling to find work. Not in law. Not via Executive rule-making. Not at all.”
- Amelia Kegan, FCNL’s Domestic Policy Legislative Director

Passage of First Step Act Moves Criminal Justice System Towards Fairness

José Santos Woss“Our faith shows us that rehabilitation and growth is possible. A nation that imprisons fathers, mothers, people, and even children for drugs has no justice. While not perfect, the FIRST STEP Act (S.756) brings more fairness into the justice system by reducing extremely long prison sentences for non-violent crimes paired with improved rehabilitation for those currently in prison.”
- José Santos Woss, FCNL's Legislative Manager for Criminal Justice and Election Integrity

Friends, we see before us incredible opportunities for change in the new year.

Diane Randall

  • Executive Secretary

Diane Randall is the Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Diane leads FCNL’s staff to effectively educate and lobby for the policies and legislative priorities established by FCNL’s General Committee. A lifelong advocate for peace and social justice, Diane is a fierce proponent for citizen engagement that advances policies and practices to create a better society for all.