Long before former President Obama put out his annual reading list, my librarian friend, Clara, sent me her annual reading list in her holiday greeting. It’s a wonderful tradition and one I have gladly adopted.
We caught up with Lon Burnam and discussed Quaker beliefs, election security, and the health of our democracy. Burnam was a Friend in Washington in 2015 and served as state representative for District 90 in Texas. He was first elected in 1996 and served until 2015.
This has been an inspiring time in Washington, D.C.! We have been riveted by our baseball team, the Washington Nationals, who unexpectedly made it into the playoffs and won the World Series! I became a big fan of this team. That they won and that I became so invested is testament that change can happen.
The political campaigns and debates leading up to the November 2020 national elections are challenging the notion that candidates running for Congress or the presidency have seen the 10-foot sign on the front of the FCNL Building that reads, “Love Thy Neighbor (No Exceptions).”
As an advocate for social justice, I focus on moving U.S. foreign policy in a more peaceful and ethical direction. Each step forward takes persistence, patience, and a commitment of time and resources.
FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects Quaker testimonies with legislation in the U.S. Congress and the administration.
FCNL has moved to telework!
The FCNL offices are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are lobbying online and by phone for the world we seek. Your engagement with Congress at this time is essential! Join us and become a monthly donor.