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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)

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.

Advocacy Resource New Congress. New Start. 

The 116th session of Congress—the most diverse in history—officially convenes today. It begins with the government still partially shut down and no single party controlling Congress.

Update Everyday Prophets Still Needed 

The elections are over. The new 116th Congress will start on Jan. 3, 2019 with no single party controlling all the levers of power.

Update How Many More Tragic Acts of Gun Violence Will It Take?  

On October 27 we watched another horrendous mass shooting take place, as 11 people were slain and several others were injured in a shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA. This anti-Semitic act of violence has no place in our communities or country. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish neighbors and friends against this hatred.

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