It's Time to Take Action
You can make a big difference in just 5 minutes. With FCLCA’s Legislative Action Center, that’s all it takes to learn about the issues and send an email to your elected officials.
We’ll send you important updates on bills and initiatives and how you can speak out.
For just $60 a year ($35 low income) you can celebrate FCLCA’s 60 years of advocacy and support a voice of conscience at the Capitol. Contributions include 4 issues of the FCLCA Newsletter.
Send an email to your elected officials. Follow the bills we are working on in this legislative session.
California’s legislators make decisions every year that determine our social policy, how our tax dollars are spent -- the very quality of life in our state.
Our system of government gives us the opportunity to have an impact.
But we must act!
Having a registered lobbyist at the Capitol means a quick well-informed response to both “good bills” and harmful legislation.
Being this close to the lawmaking process, a lobbyist can let activists across the state know the best time to act and the best way to make a difference.
In turn, the Action Network - our network of grassroots activists like you - supports the work of our lobbyist at the Capitol.
Impact at each step in the process
You and your “lobby of conscience” can influence lawmaking at each step of the process. Read more about how a bill becomes a law here.
“Good bills” – bills that reflect Quaker values and that further respect for the individual are noticed and supported.
“Harmful legislation” – can be noticed and responded to quickly.
A reputation for integrity and respect
Because FCLCA is not afraid to “speak truth to power” or to take unpopular stands, our role in drawing attention to harmful legislation has been a very important aspect of our political advocacy.
We have also taken a strong role in passing important reforms such as fair housing legislation, farmworker rights and criminal justice reform.
At the Capitol, we’ve built a reputation as a principled lobby group that is respectful of differing opinions, yet always willing to act on conscience, despite controversy or opposition. That gives us credibility with legislators and their staff.