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Event Holding Candidates Accountable 

Online | Oct. 6 at 8:00 p.m. EDT

Everyone is talking about the upcoming elections, and for good reason: We have the opportunity to elect lawmakers who will support us in Congress.

Event Annual Meeting 2020 Schedule 

November 14-17, 2020

This tentative schedule is subject to change as we confirm speakers and logistics. Please check back for updates as they become available.

Event Teaching Advocacy 

Watch the Recording

Children and young adults are heading back to school amid enormous challenges and questions about the health of our democracy. How are they learning to be effective advocates and changemakers as part of their education?

Event Thursdays with Friends 

Bi-Weekly Virtual Conversation

Thursdays with Friends is a new online conversation series brought to you during this period of great difficulty when we are isolated from our loved ones. It is a brief 30-minute community chat on issues that Quakers and people of faith are compelled to continue to work on, whatever the circumstances we find ourselves in.

Event July Quaker Changemaker Event: Advocacy and the Arts 

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We’ve seen how creative advocacy like baking peace dove cookies and singing to senators has brought imagination, heart, and humanity to Friends’ advocacy with FCNL—and how it has led to major breakthroughs in relationship-building with members of Congress. FCNL’s July Quaker Changemakers event will elevate creative advocacy in a discussion about music and political change.

Event Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute 2020 

Online | November 14-17, 2020

Be a part of Quaker advocacy that calls us to come together in Fierce Love as we work towards peace and justice. Join FCNL November 14-17, 2020 for Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute online!

Event FCNL at Yearly Meetings 

Summer 2020 Virtual Intervisitation

How is Spirit moving through your yearly meeting? Through FCNL’s virtual “travel” to yearly meetings, we join in meeting for business and meeting for worship, hear leadings and concerns, and share the broader work of the Religious Society of Friends as it manifests through FCNL's advocacy.

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 Juneteenth Film Screening of "Suppressed: The Fight to Vote" 

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Every election year, thousands of people of color are denied their right to vote due to tactics such as purged voter lists and voter ID laws. This year, with the COVID-19 pandemic threatening our elections, voter suppression could become even worse—unless Congress takes action.

Event Changing Things from the Inside: Friends in Public Office 

June 24 at 6:30 p.m. EDT | Online

You know that lobbying, writing letters to the editors, and emails to elected officials can influence what government does. Increasingly, though, Friends and those who share our concerns aren’t just lobbying for change – they’re making it themselves, by seeking elected office themselves.

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