Since 2015, FCNL’s Advocacy Corps has connected young, local activists with their members of Congress. This annual program helps youth to develop their skills to become effective social justice advocates.
Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 19 young adults from across the U.S. will be organizing their communities to stop the militarization of police, an issue that has permeated our society and particularly affects communities of color.
The House just passed a Farm Bill that will force at least two million people off of vital nutrition assistance by making harmful changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP is a vital resource for many leaving prisons and jails and returning to communities.
This Tuesday May 22nd, Senator Chuck Grassley joined FCNL at the Quaker Welcome Center to share why he supports sentencing reform. Diane Randall, José Woss, Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition partners, and his Iowa constituents took part in the dialogue.
Arming local law enforcement agents with grenade launchers, tanks, and guns designed for a battlefield only reinforces the threat that communities, especially communities of color, see in law enforcement.
This Spring, an unconventional Friend in Washington joins FCNL at 205 C. St. Joey Hartmann-Dow is a Young Adult Friend from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting, currently collaborating with FCNL to create a series of comic books about lobbying.