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.


FCNCL IS EXCITED TO CO-SPONSOR A FORUM TO BE HELD (VIRTUALLY) BY CHAPEL HILL FRIENDS MEETING ON SUNDAY DECEMBER 5 AT 9:15 AM. 



Holly Jones and Talley Wells will discuss Governor Cooper’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC) in a virtual forum from 9:30 am to 10:30 am (check-in 15 minutes early) Sunday, December 5.  Details and Registration Link follow below.

Criminal justice reform is one of the four FCNCL priorities, and along with this priority focus, we are committed to vigorously and effectively promoting legislation and regulations that result in racial equity and justice, and strongly opposing policies that create racial inequity and injustice. This commitment has led us to join with Chapel Hill Friends Meeting in co-sponsoring a zoom forum about Governor Cooper’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice (TREC). The task force was led by Chief Justice Anita Earls and Attorney General Josh Stein, and in December 2020 presented a final report containing 60 recommendations for reform of the criminal justice system. 

On December 5, from 9:30 to 10:30 am Holly Jones and Talley Wells will discuss this year’s focus on implementing these recommendations. Holly is the community partnership and outreach coordinator for the North Carolina Department of Justice; Talley is executive director of the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities and a member of the task force. 

If you would like to join us, please use the registration link above.  A Zoom link will be sent to registered participants in the days before the meeting.

Register here

FCNCL Fall Newsletter

In the Fall newsletter, you will read about our commitment to being an antiracism organization, a query that informs our work, a thank you to our supporters, and information about FCNCL. We also give a shout out of gratitude to Helene Hilger, one of the founders and co-clerks of FCNCL and who has moved to Pennsylvania.

To read more, Fall Newsletter

New FCNCL Minute on Antiracism

(approved at FCNCL General Committee Meeting October 2, 2021)

As we seek the Light in every person and work to influence North Carolina legislation and policies that affect human dignity and well-being, we must recognize and respond to the irrefutable evidence of continuous, vicious, systemic racism in our state, our country, and even in our faith communities. For this reason, Friends Committee on North Carolina Legislation (FCNCL) commits to vigorously and effectively promote legislation and regulations that result in racial equity and justice and to strongly oppose policies that create racial inequity and injustice. 

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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