ADVOCACY FOR THE LONG HAUL
Orchard Hill Quakers-Putney Friends Meeting FCNL Advocacy Teams Launch
Saturday, March 30, 2019 1:00-4:00 PM
Orchard School Community Center,114 Old Settlers Road, Alstead NH
People across the country are asking the same question: “What can I do to change what’s happening in the world?”
Our 75 years on Capitol Hill have shown that your voice can make an important impact on federal policy. In-person meetings with your members of Congress are the most effective wayto influence policy decisions.
Change in Washington starts with you.
Please join FCNL for an advocacy workshop:
- Influence your members of Congress and their staff through face-to-face conversations
- Drive the media coverage you want to see
- Build a strategic team in your community that lobbies as part of a powerful national advocacy network
- Join our 2019 Advocacy Team campaign to stop endless wars by urging Congress to reassert its constitutional authority. We are supporting legislation to repeal the AUMF and encourage public debate on all issues of war and peace.
Learn More: fcnl.org/advocacyteams
I’m reaching out because Pendle Hill still has full scholarships available for our two upcoming Quakerism workshops with Ben Pink Dandelion and Deborah Shaw, please share these opportunities as you are able and encourage those who are interested to reach out to John Meyer (firstname.lastname@example.org, 610-566-4507 ext 129) regarding scholarships.
Lina Blount, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Pendle Hill
Time is running out for sentencing reform. As election season heats up, there are only a few months left to help the people, families, and communities affected by excessive and costly prison sentences. This month, thousands of people across the country are making a big push for sentencing reform legislation, before Congress heads home to campaign.
This issue is so important — and so urgent — that the White House will be joining the Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition’s national conference call on mass incarceration. I’ll be co-hosting the call with the coalition.
Please join us on Tuesday, February 9 at 5:00 p.m. EST. Register now to participate.
On the call, you’ll hear why the faith voice is so important right now and on this issue. We’ll take your questions and give you ways to get involved.
For the moment, there’s a bipartisan consensus that mandatory minimum sentences must change — but it won’t last for long. The Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act (S. 2123) needs to move forward soon. I hope you’ll join me for this timely call.
I’ve heard from many of you that mass incarceration is a deep concern for your meetings, so I’d like to invite you and your meetings to our national video conference call tomorrow, Tuesday.
Want to know more about federal laws concerning mass incarceration and racial justice? Friends Committee on National Legislation is hosting a nationwide video call this Tuesday, April 21 at 8 pm EST. Join Diane Randall and Tila Neguse to hear an update on what Congress could do this year to address mass incarceration, and how Friends can be involved.
To RSVP to the call and get details, email email@example.com.
Thank you, and I hope you can join us.