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Event Artist Talk: Art and Advocacy Through Comics  

Join FCNL on June 1st at 6:30pm for an evening with our Friend in Washington Joey Hartmann-Dow as she shares about her experience creating a comic series about lobbying for social justice. Joey is a Quaker artist who has been working with FCNL this spring to create this project to show what it looks like to lobby for the first time.

PREPARE Passes, Persistence Pays Off 

In 2015, I was a junior in college, studying environmental biology. I was keenly aware of the issue of climate change and trying to figure out what I could do to get involved as a college student.

Update The Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival 

by Eric Ginsburg, Assistant Clerk, FCNL Executive Committee

The Poor People's Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival begins on May 14, 2018, kicking off 40 days of nonviolent direct action across the U.S. Eric Ginsburg, Assistant Clerk of FCNL's General Committee, writes about his involvement in the Poor People's Campaign and its connection with FCNL's mission and values.

Event Young Adult Friend Ice Cream Social and Activist Storytelling! 

Thursday, May 17 at 6pm in the Quaker Welcome Center

Join young adult Friends, Joey Hartmann-Dow, Lauren Brownlee, and Jamie Demarco for a time of discussion on how to remain spiritually sustained as young adult activists.

Update Seeks Series 

A Friend in Washington Project

This Spring, an unconventional Friend in Washington joins FCNL at 205 C. St. Joey Hartmann-Dow is a Young Adult Friend from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, currently collaborating with FCNL to create a series of comic books about lobbying.

Update For some, gun violence looks like police violence 

Organize against police militarization with Advocacy Corps

Military-style weapons don’t belong in our streets. Not in the hands of civilians who can wreak carnage at a high school with an assault rifle. But also not in the hands of police, who, armed with tanks and grenade launchers, can look and feel more like an occupying force than officers sworn to protect and serve.

Panelists and Workshop Facilitators 

Spring Lobby Weekend 2018

Learn more about our panelists and workshop facilitators at Spring Lobby Weekend 2018.

Update Spring Lobby Weekend: A Peek inside FCNL 

The first major interaction I had with FCNL was at Spring Lobby Weekend, our annual four-day conference that brings young adults to Washington DC to lobby their members of Congress. My experience at SLW profoundly shaped my view of FCNL and led me to where I am today- working as the Program Assistant for Human Rights and Civil Liberties.

Letter 60 Faith Organizations Call for the Senate Judiciary to Pass SRCA 

Today, FCNL and 59 additional faith organizations sent the following letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (SRCA).

Background The Consequences of War with North Korea 

In this op-ed, Abigail Stowe-Thurston, the program assistant for nuclear policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and Erin Connolly, the program assistant at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation, urge the U.S. to choose peace in the face of nuclear conflict.

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