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Background Advocating for Climate Change Action 

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.

Update Meet the New Advocacy Corps Class! 

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.

Update Why SNAP Matters for Formerly Incarcerated People 

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.

Background Prison Reform: Not Enough to Seriously Address Mass Incarceration 

The House passed prison reform without reductions to mandatory minimum sentences that have incarcerated millions; some for decades.

Advocacy Corps 2018-2019 

Meet the 2018-2019 class of Advocacy Corps Organizers. These 19 young adults from around the U.S. will be organizing their communities to stop the militarization of police.

Update Senator Grassley Conversation on Criminal Justice Reform 

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.

Background Question for Candidates: Police Militarization 

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.

Background Question for Candidates: Sentencing Reform 

The U.S. incarceration system is unfair, unjust, and expensive. Congress can begin to change this system of mass incarceration by passing the bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

Update Seeks Series 

A Friend in Washington Project

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.

Update For some, gun violence looks like police violence 

Organize against police militarization with Advocacy Corps

Military-style weapons don’t belong in our streets. Not in the hands of civilians who can wreak carnage at a high school with an assault rifle. But also not in the hands of police, who, armed with tanks and grenade launchers, can look and feel more like an occupying force than officers sworn to protect and serve.

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