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Update Here's Why I'm Hopeful 

It has been one week since I said goodbye to the 20 young adult organizers who make up FCNL’s Advocacy Corps. After 10 days of training in Washington, DC, they are now in their communities organizing on a tragically relevant issue: gun violence.

Update #FriendsLobby 

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.

Background FCNL 2019 Summer Interns: Beginning with Hope and Agency 

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!

Update When Fire Season Lasts 12 Months, It’s Time To Act 

Here in Sonoma County, we know the impacts of climate change all too well. While our community is incredibly resilient, we have been beaten back numerous times by fires and floods. Our fire season is no longer a season — it’s fire year. Recently, a close friend lost her family home while her parents barely escaped the Bennett Valley hills driving through blinding smoke to safety. Too many here could tell similar stories.

New Advocacy Corps Plan to Reduce Gun Violence 

One of FCNL's signature programs continues to grow with 20 young adults joining the 2018-2019 Advocacy Corps. This diverse group will organize their local communities in 16 states to reduce gun violence.

Advocacy Corps 2019-2020 

Meet the 2019-2020 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 20 young adults from around the U.S. will be organizing their communities to end gun violence.

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  

Save the Date: March 20-23, 2021

At Spring Lobby Weekend 2020, hundreds of students, recent grads, Quakers, and young adults gather to learn and virtually lobby Congress.

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 SLW Coverage: 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)

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