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Advocacy Resource Statement for Dismantling Racism 

Whidbey Island Friends Meeting Statement for Dismantling Racism: A Faithful Ethical and Moral Framework, June 14, 2020

Update What are you being asked to do in this moment? 

Amid a worldwide health crisis, an economic downturn that has devastated millions, and a pandemic of racism and police violence in the United States, this query has woven its way into my thoughts over these past months.

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.

Advocacy Resource Minute on Responding to the Police Violence Against People of Color 

Friends Meeting of Austin Minute on Responding to the Police Violence Against People of Color, June 2020.

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.

Update The Legacy of Soldiers in the Streets 

Since Donald Trump threatened to use soldiers to quell the largely peaceful protests supporting our black siblings who have been victims of police brutality and institutional racism, I have been having trouble sleeping.

Statement Racism and Whiteness 

Our hearts are broken as the fault lines of racism continue to be starkly exposed in the violence that ended the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and uncounted numbers of African Americans, not only in recent years but since Africans were first brought to this country as enslaved people.

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:

Update We Need to Talk About Mental Health in Prisons 

Incarcerated people have the same needs and fears as the un-incarcerated. But incarceration institutions, by their very nature, deny the humanity of the people they house. This continual denial of humanity leads to psychological scarring that lasts long after a person is released.

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