FCNCL is an organization of North Carolina Quakers advocating for legislation and good government practices that embody the Quaker testimonies of peace, simplicity, equality, community, integrity and stewardship.

TEACH-IN ON THE NC GENERAL ASSEMBLY – JANUARY 13, 2021

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There are no current Action Alerts. In 2021, the North Carolina State Legislature is scheduled to convene on January 13 and adjourn on July 2. 



Next FCNCL Annual General Committee Meeting October 2, 2021


FCNCL Minute on Anti-Racism

(approved at FCNCL General Committee Meeting October 5, 2019)

Responding to and inspired by Friends General Conference’s report (1) on racism, Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation (FCNCL) commits to becoming an anti-racist faith organization. In making this decision we are acknowledging that systemic racism is a long standing and continuing problem in American society. As part of that society, we recognize that as individuals and Quakers we have too often been blind to our own failings and to the part we play in perpetuating structural and institutional racism.

Read the full text


REVIEW FCNCL’s 2021 LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

FCNCL uses a corporate discernment process to set our lobbying agenda for North Carolina General Assembly deliberations. These excerpts are from the full statement on 2021 Priorities approved in October 2020, and they are consistent with our Quaker testimonies of Equality & Social Justice, Peace, and Integrity, and with our FCNCL Minute on Antiracism:

  • ELECTORAL REFORM – We support:
    • Creating an independent non-partisan commission to redraw fair maps
    • Legislation that ensures fair and free elections and upholds voting rights.
    • Measures promoting strong government ethics
  • ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTHCARE – We support:
    • Medicaid Expansion
    • Reproductive Rights
  • ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION MEASURES – We support:
    • Preserving natural areas, air and water quality
    • Environmental justice
    • Preventing coal ash and concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) pollution
    • Mitigating climate change, especially through clean energy and ceasing environmental policy rollbacks
  • CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORMS – We support:
    • Ending Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids
    • Abolishing the death penalty

FCNCL is grateful to Jane Ashley of Flower of Life Press for our logo design

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