Legislative Priorities From Friends Committee on National Legislation / November 22, 2022

These FCNL Legislative Priorities for the 2023-24 Congress were approved by the General Committee of FCNL on November 19, 2020. They provide the framework for FCNL advocacy in 2023 and 2024. The order in which they are presented here does not represent a priority order. Each priority provides a framework for lobbying as way opens. ● Promote peace building and confront the paradigm of global militarism at home and abroad. ● Work towards nuclear disarmament…

Action Alert: Urgent Call for Election Workers to Protect North Carolina Democracy – Time is Limited! / October 2022

Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation joins with Quaker Call to Action on the Urgent Call to the Religious Society of Friends to help protect Democracy in North Carolina. Steps YOU can take to help protect democracy in the 2022 election: • Volunteer to work inside a polling place as a local Elections Board worker, or try 2022 Democracy Heroes Form | NCSBE or the State Board of Elections volunteer form HERE. • Volunteer to…

Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation / Draft Priorities for 2023-24

Equal Access to Quality Public Education Led by our testimonies of Equality, Integrity, and Community, we value the importance of education in realizing the inherent potential of all people. We support legislation that supports equal access to quality public education for all residents, through instruction which centers integrity and truth-seeking, provided by instructors, support services, and infrastructure that ensure the mental and physical health, safety, and dignity of every student, teacher, administrator, and school board.…

Keep Up the Pressure for Congress to Act on Yemen! / July 24, 2022

Help to End the Devastating War. Over the last two weeks Friends across NC, including folks at New Garden, have met with staff in Sen. Tillis & Sen. Burr’s offices. We are urging our Senators and Representatives to co-sponsor S.J. Res. 56/H.J Res 87 – the Yemen War Powers Resolution. We need your help to build on that momentum – they need to hear from you! Let them know that North Carolinians care about what…

Help End the War on Yemen / April 26, 2022

March 26, 2022 marked seven years since the bombing and war started on Yemen. Unfortunately, this winter has been one of the deadliest periods in the war. While it has fallen off the national discourse, media, and frankly awareness of Americans, Quakers and like-minded individuals across the U.S., led by Friends Committee on National Legislation, are lobbying Congress to end U.S. involvement in the war. We are now weeks into a two-month cease-fire – huge…

Help to End War in Yemen / April 13, 2022, 2022

Lobby Opportunity March 26, 2022 marks seven years since the bombing and war started on Yemen. Unfortunately, this past month marks one of the deadliest periods in the war. While it has fallen off the national discourse, media, and frankly awareness of Americans, Quakers and like-minded individuals across the U.S., led by Friends Committee on National Legislation, are lobbying Congress to end U.S. involvement in the war. While it has fallen off the national discourse,…

Friends Committee on National Legislation / Nominating Committee / February 1, 2022

To: Friends of FCNCL / Friends, we are seeking help from you in filling two positions. We hope that some of you are able to step forward or that you might recommend someone from your meeting who would be interested in filling one of these positions. Treasurer: We seek a Friend who is committed to the work of FCNCL and who has skills and experience in electronic banking and in the use of spreadsheets to manage…

Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation Workshop / January 20, 2022

The zoom workshop will be held January 20, 7 – 8:30 p.m. Join Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation for an evening of learning and lobby planning which will include: basics of the legislative process; state of the N.C. General Assembly; and how we can continue advocating for legislation we have engaged with over the past year. Register for this free workshop at (www.fcncl.org) in order to receive the Zoom link.

Friends Committee on National Legislation Meeting / August 25, 2021

Join area F/friends in efforts to engage Rep. Manning and Sen. Tillis & Burr in ongoing advocacy efforts. Quakers in the Piedmont area are forming an FCNL Advocacy team! We will be joining several other state-wide teams over the coming year to push for additional efforts to end the endless wars — join us!! There is power in numbers. Join an interactive virtual workshop with FCNL staff & area Friends on Wednesday, August 25, 6…

Friends Committee on National Legislation Workshop / August 25, 2021

Join area F/friends in efforts to engage Rep. Manning and Sen. Tillis & Burr in ongoing advocacy efforts. Quakers in the Piedmont area are forming an FCNL Advocacy team! We will be joining several other state-wide teams over the coming year to push for additional efforts to end the endless wars — join us!! There is power in numbers. Join an interactive virtual workshop with FCNL staff & area Friends on Wednesday, August 25, 6…