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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

Advocacy Resource Quaker Statements on Police Violence and Racism  

Minutes, Statements, and Resources from Quaker Organizations

This collection of Quaker minutes and statements on police violence and racism come from Quaker organizations, meetings, and churches. Black lives matter. FCNL and the larger Quaker world are proclaiming this truth in our communities, our actions, and our statements.

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.

Action Alert Two Viruses threaten the Health of our Democracy 

COVID-19 isn’t just a threat to the health and safety of every American—it also threatens the very heart of American democracy. With elections looming, we should not ask people to choose between their right to vote and their health. If Congress takes the right steps now, we won’t have to make that choice.

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.

Background Pentagon Spending is the Least Effective Way to Create Jobs after COVID-19 

As Congress works to get Americans back into jobs lost in the COVID-19 crisis, it must focus on proven solutions. Dollar for dollar, spending on the Pentagon and national defense creates fewer jobs than other top industries. According to a Brown University study, $1 billion invested in education will create over twice as many jobs as $1 billion spent on the Pentagon.

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).

Background Responding to the Coronavirus 

The coronavirus pandemic is a generational threat, and its impacts will be felt by all of us. But know this: Our work for peace and justice will go on. Here’s how we will continue our advocacy in the face of COVID-19 and how you can join us.

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.

Update Congress Must Seize This Opportunity for Peace in Afghanistan 

After nearly 20 years of war, the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement on Feb. 29, 2020 aimed at bringing an end to the conflict in Afghanistan.

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