The annual workshop of the Legislative Policy Collaborative of Philadelphia Yearly Meeting will be a virtual event, featuring a keynote address by Peter Murchison, a member of Wilton Friends Meeting (CT) whose nephew was one of the first graders killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School eight years ago. There will also be a panel discussion of local activists on gun control, breakout rooms to share ideas and lobby training by a staff member of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Join us for this exciting and timely event!
Boaz Matlack, a criminal justice activist and former Camp Dark Waters counselor, joins Moorestown Friends Meeting’s Anti-Racism Committee for a conversation about working with law enforcement, school districts, F/friends and neighbors to address racial justice issues in our communities. Click here to join the conversation on Thursday, March 11 at 7:30 pm, or phone 646-558-8656 and use meeting #815 8781 6369.
The Anti-Racism Committee of Moorestown Friends Meeting invites you to a conversation about America’s journey toward equality as reflected in various events of inauguration day 2020. Click here to join us. Some useful resources you may like to review include:
Many media outlets have reflected on the many ‘firsts’ related to this inauguration day; there’s a brief overview from Forbes magazine here.
Many of the proclamations and orders President Biden issued on his first day relate to racial justice.
Video of seven hours of the day’s events is here.
Quakers have a long history of political engagement. As the midterm elections approach, the PYM / FCNL Legislative Policy Collaborative encourages all Friends to engage in constructive dialogue with candidates at Town Hall Meetings and via Letters to the Editor.
FCNL’s website section on Questions for Candidates offers nonpartisan guidance on issues Friends care about.