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Friends Committee on National Legislation
Dear Friends,

Exciting news! The House just passed the most sweeping election integrity bill that we’ve seen in nearly two decades. Join me on Tuesday, March 12 for an online briefing on the bill, state of play, and future of reform.

The For The People Act (H.R. 1) contains sweeping reforms to our campaign finance, voting, and ethics rules. The Senate must now act on what the House has passed. Components of H.R. 1 could form a package of provisions on which Democrats and Republicans can agree. We need you to ensure that the Senate takes meaningful steps to address the serious flaws with the integrity of our elections.

Join Jim Cason, FCNL’s associate executive secretary for strategic advocacy, and me for an online briefing on March 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Jose Santos Woss Sincerely,

José Santos Woss

Legislative Manager
Criminal Justice and Election Integrity

P.S. You can start reaching out to your Senators now. Email them so they know election integrity matters to you.

Get involved locally! Register to attend the upcoming FCNL Advocacy Team Workshop at Orchard Hill.

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

Register Here!


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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

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Dear Friends,
We have a guest, Nancy Corindia, attending Meeting for worship tomorrow. She will stay and share our First Day potluck and speak of her experiences.

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My name is Nancy Corindia and I am a member of Sarasota Monthly Meeting in Florida. (Formerly, a member of Hanover Monthly Meeting.) I have been active with the Friends Committee on National Legislation community for several years and am now one of Southeastern Yearly Meeting’s representatives to the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Recently, I became a part of FCNL’s Visiting Friends Program to travel to Meetings to share my leadings on faith and Quaker advocacy with FCNL.

I’ll be coming to worship with Friends in Putney tomorrow and would welcome the opportunity to speak from my experience. I would speak for about 20 minutes and ask Friends for questions. It will be a pleasure to worship with you, share a meal at your potluck, and speak to Friends about my spiritual journey toward work with the Friends Committee for National Legislation.

In Peace and Light,
Nancy Corindia

The Friends Committee on National Legislation lobbies Congress and the administration to advance peace, justice, opportunity, and environmental stewardship.

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Hello Friends!

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 (, 610-566-4507 ext 129) regarding scholarships.

Thank you!


 Lina Blount, Communications and Outreach Coordinator, Pendle Hill

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Dear Friends,

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.


Amelia Kegan
Legislative Director
Domestic Policy

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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

Thank you, and I hope you can join us.


Shannon Palmer
Program Assistant
Quaker Outreach