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Update "I am part of a generation that has not meaningfully known a country that is at peace." 

FCNL Young Fellow, Chris Kearns-McCoy offers a public comment before the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service

On April 25, 2019, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service hosted a public hearing on policy options related to selected service, also known as the military draft.

Event Spring Lobby Weekend 2020 

Saturday March 28 - Tuesday March 31 in Washington, DC

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults will come to Washington, D.C. to lobby their representatives.

Event A look back: Spring Lobby Weekend 2019! 

Saturday, March 23-Tuesday, March 26 in Washington, D.C.

Five hundred young advocates from all around the U.S. brought a clear and compelling message to Congress: Reject increased funding for immigration detention and deportation. Invest in alternatives to detention and expand accountability.

FCNL in the News Ms. Davis-Walsh goes to Washington  

Recent Kennett High grad Fiona Davis-Walsh spent part of her spring break in the nation’s capital lobbying lawmakers about immigration. The teen was in Washington, D.C., with about 500 other young people from around the country who are part of the Friends Committee on National Legislation, a lobbying organization in the public interest founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers)

Action Alert You, me & 500+ young leaders – Together for immigrant justice! 

Today and tomorrow, I will be lobbying with more than 500 young adults from 38 states at FCNL’s Spring Lobby Weekend. We will be fanning out across Capitol Hill to urge our elected officials to meaningfully address the humanitarian crisis on our southern border.

Background Immigrant Detention Is Costly, Harmful, and Unnecessary 

Participants in FCNL's annual Spring Lobby Weekend will urge Congress to reduce the use of and funding for immigrant detention in favor of alternatives.

Update Spring Lobby Weekend: Know Before You Go 

Spring Lobby Weekend is right around the corner! More than 450 young leaders will be joining us in Washington, D.C. for four days of learning, sharing, and lobbying. I. AM. EXCITED. Ask my coworkers – this is all I have been talking about for months.

Update Quaker Advocacy Through the Generations 

A Family Tradition

Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and multi-generational families joined us to lobby to protect the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program from cuts during FCNL's 2018 Annual Meeting. Friends have shared the practice of advocating for peace and social justice with every new generation.

Update The Future Needs an Advocate 

(Hint: It’s you.)

Spring Lobby Weekend (SLW) changed the course of my life. I hope you’ll give it the same chance for yours.

Legislative Ask The real crisis at the border is deportation, detention, and walls.  

There is a crisis at the U.S. border: a moral crisis of immigrant children separated from their parents as they seek safety. There is a crisis of walls through communities and of refugee families detained in camps on military bases. There is a humanitarian crisis, created by military troops deployed in border communities and an illegal ban on certain asylum seekers.

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