FCNL’s Quaker Public Policy Institute big success!

Legislative Policy Collaborative

Can you picture this? There were 425 Quakers from programmed meetings, un-programmed meetings, evangelical Friends churches, and other Quaker organizations from all across the United States, joyfully traipsing all over Capitol Hill on November 2 and 3 this year. About 54 of those Friends were from Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Imagine! You would think there would be much silence, but no! …

In case you’ve never lobbied but are intrigued by FCNL’s awesome work

Legislative Policy Collaborative, Peace & Social Concerns, Worship and Ministry, Young Adult Friends

Maybe you’ve heard of FCNL. I first came into relationship with Friends Committee on National Legislation by way of a push from a Friend. They said, “This is important, you are important, you should team up.” So I attended Spring Lobby Weekend (begrudgingly!) in 2014 with expectations of feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, and disappointed in our government. But somehow, over a …

FCNL’s Work Highlighted in “The Hill”

Legislative Policy Collaborative

Daine Randall, Executive Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation was recently profiled in The Hill, a newspaper that covers Congress. Cited in particular is the work done in support of the “Iran Agreement” where PYM Friends lobbied effectively in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. From the article: Randall, 60, is an optimist, and her faith in humanity is nearly …

PYM Friends Lobbying Efforts Bear Fruit for FCNL

Peace & Social Concerns

Last November, over 20 PYM Friends joined hundreds of others in Washington DC to train and take action with Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) at the semi-annual Quaker Lobbying Weekend.  While for some Friends this weekend is a time of learning new strategies and practicing new approaches, for others it is a familiar continuation of ongoing efforts in which …