As the country reels from three mass shootings in one week, the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urges policymakers to take every available step to reduce the harm and loss of life caused by guns.
On July 25, Attorney General William Barr announced that the federal government will start carrying out death sentences for the first time in nearly two decades by ordering the executions of five inmates. FCNL opposes this action and believes the death penalty should be abolished in all jurisdictions.
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.
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.
Coming to FCNL, I have been impressed at the dedication FCNL has in engaging young adults with Quaker advocacy work. The work that I see on a daily basis at FCNL is both inspiring and contagious, and I am so excited to be part of the 2019 summer intern cohort!
One of the most chilling aspects of the United State’s Forever Wars has been the increasingly common practice of drone warfare. Yet even as this practice has become more common, it has received a disappointing lack of attention from members of Congress.
Independent researchers estimate that 100 people are killed daily with guns in the U.S. – and many more are injured. Guns are the second leading cause of death for all children and teens; it is the first for Black children and teens. On average, 52 women are shot to death each
month by an intimate partner.