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Update My Journey With Peacebuilding and Quakerism 

Growing up, my friends and peers would always choose me as the voice to speak out against societal injustices. As I grew older, these early experiences led me to begin advocating against domestic and sexual violence against women and children.

Press Release Quaker Lobby Urges Swift Congressional Action on Justice in Policing Act 

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) urged Congress to act swiftly on the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 (H.R. 7120).

Event Addressing Police Brutality 

June 30 at 8:00 p.m. EDT | Online

The United States needed police reform long before the murder of George Floyd, and it’s past time Congress takes action. Are you ready to keep working? Please join FCNL's young adult program for a webinar on June 30 and learn how you can talk to your legislators about the issue of police brutality and reform.

Event Quaker Welcome Center: Open to Protesters 

June 6-7 | 12:00-6:00 p.m. EDT

The FCNL Quaker Welcome Center, located at 245 2nd St NE, will be open to provide hospitality to people participating in this weekend’s anti-racism protests, June 6-7.

Press Release Buying Groceries Should Not Result in Death 

Washington, DC – Following the killing of George Floyd and the arrest of one Minneapolis police officer, FCNL General Secretary Diane Randall issued the following statement:

Advocacy Resource Voter Registration Toolkit 

Before the 2020 election, FCNL is trying to get 500 young adults registered to vote. Below is a toolkit with resources you need to mobilize your communities and make their voices heard.

Update Five Reasons You and Your Friends Should Vote 

Do you remember the 2016 election? With two candidates that had seemingly nothing in common and almost opposite policies, there was a lot at stake.

Background (Virtual) Spring Lobby Weekend 2020: Changing the Conversation on Climate 

In early March, when reports hit that the coronavirus was spreading throughout the country, we knew that FCNL had to shift our 500-person Spring Lobby Weekend from a physical event in Washington, DC, to a virtual gathering.

Remembering and Grieving Our Friend Mimosa Thomas 

The FCNL community is grieving the loss of our Friend and activist, Mimosa Thomas. She passed away on April 26, 2020. Her love for her border community in the Rio Grande Valley led her to grassroots organizing.

Update Oppose the President’s Unfounded and Cruel Immigration Order 

Using this global pandemic to enact restrictive and cruel policies is immoral.

On April 21, the President announced he would temporarily halt certain immigration through executive order. As a Quaker organization, FCNL rejects using this crisis as leverage to further cruel and harmful policies (immigration or anything else).

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