1. Statement

Staying Connected and Engaged During a Pandemic

By Diane Randall, March 19, 2020


Like me, I know you are deeply concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our community and for people around the globe. I want to assure you that FCNL is in full operation – virtually – advocating for the world we seek, especially for those whose health and economic conditions make them even more vulnerable because of this pandemic.

As people of hope, we are also people of faith. Hebrew 11:1 has been a consistent mantra for my work with FCNL, and even more so at this moment in time: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”

Democracy is something that we practice together. In times of crisis, we must strengthen this practice.

We have faith that we will weather this pandemic. We have faith that our government will prioritize the needs of our vulnerable neighbors. We have faith that you—the FCNL community—will remain actively engaged as relentless advocates.

Democracy is something that we practice together. In times of crisis, we must strengthen this practice, engaging Congress to act with compassion and justice and restoring an effective government that serves people.

We have many virtual ways of staying connected and advocating as a community:

We are grateful for your support of FCNL’s work and for staying active in this troubled time.

Diane Randall

  • General Secretary

Diane Randall is the General 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.