Wider Witness

Action of Greater Lansing

Red Cedar Friends assisted in serving breakfast for the 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., breakfast sponsored by ACTION of Greater Lansing
Red Cedar Friends assisted in serving breakfast for the February 2017 Martin Luther King, Jr., breakfast sponsored by ACTION of Greater Lansing

Red Cedar Friends Meeting is among the 15 faith communities that have come together to address gaps within local political & economic systems as members of Action of Greater Lansing.

 

Friends Committee on National Legislation
Advocacy Team

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Our Lansing area advocacy team in action – after we talked with staff at U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow’s East Lansing office in 2017, urging her to rein in Pentagon spending and invest instead in meeting human needs. Quakers in the picture are Linda Chadderdon, Karen Hooker, Pat Grauer, and Margaret Nielsen.
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Last year, 2016, our local FCNL advocacy team met with our US Senators’ and Representative’s staffs, urging them to support a bipartisan bill that would have reduced mandatory minimum prison sentences for nonviolent federal drug offenses. Quakers in the photo, taken at Sen. Gary Peters’ Lansing office, are Princewell Onwere and Margaret Nielsen.
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And in the summer of 2015, we met with both our US Senators’ staffs, urging them to support diplomacy and the Iran deal to prevent nuclear proliferation. The photo was taken after that visit to Senator Gary Peters’ office. Quakers in photo are Susan Waltz, Erick Williams, and Margaret Nielsen.

To learn more about the work of the Red Cedar Friends FCNL Advocacy Team, see their Facebook group, FCNL Editorial Advocates. This group equips and trains citizens to use letters to the editor, op-eds, blogs, social media and other forms of publication to make their views known. Advocates are strongly committed to human rights, peace and social justice. They work under the auspices of the Friends Committee on National Legislation Advocacy Team of Red Cedar Friends Meeting (Quakers) in Lansing, Michigan. All members of the public are welcome to attend training sessions.