E-News: Debate Bingo
A lot can be said in 90 minutes. During the first presidential debate tomorrow night, you can be sure that the candidates will talk about their plans to create millions of jobs, to protect Medicare and to define the government's role in the economy. The specifics of what the two candidates talk about -- and what they don’t -- could help drive the public debate about issues of concern to our FCNL community.
We hope you'll tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 pm Eastern and watch the debates. Keep track of what you are and aren’t hearing with FCNL’s 2012 Presidential Debate Bingo.
Then take action to make peace an election issue. Right after the debate, ask your congressional candidates to speak up on an issue you care about which wasn't mentioned in the presidential debate.
- While FCNL’s Field Committee was in Washington last week, committee members also lobbied their Senators. Field Committee representative David Bantz reports that in one of his meetings, senate staff said that they mostly hear constituents saying cut federal spending except for the military. “They need to hear more voices calling for cuts in Pentagon spending,” reports David.
FCNL Field Committee spent most of their meeting planning strategies to encourage grassroots lobbying. They are looking forward to showing you how fun and easy lobbying can be at the Quaker Public Policy Institute and Lobby Day. Register now!
- Columbus Day doesn’t mean a three-day weekend for FCNL. Read Damian’s blog post on why we’ll be coming to work next Monday.
- Diplomacy with Iran is a Marathon: Support FCNL’s running team as they take on the 5k, half-marathon and marathon for our Iran program.
- Lives that Speak: The corporate world works better with trust and integrity, says Quaker Robert Levering of Great Places to Work. He spoke on Sunday in DC at Sidwell Friends School. From left: Sidwell's Head of School Tom Farquhar, FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall, Robert Levering and former FCNL Executive Secretary Joe Volk.
- Make your voice heard by voting on November 6. Make sure you're registered to vote.
- Shaping a More Peaceful Budget: Richmond, VA and Virginia Beach, VA.
- Building Peace in Kenya: McLean, VA and Sandy Spring, MD.
- Baltimore Marathon with FCNL's running team in support of diplomacy with Iran.
Check our upcoming events calendar to find out when FCNL staff will be in your area.