Our Priorities and Policies
Our work is based on the Quaker testimonies of peace and nonviolence, equality and social justice, integrity, simplicity and community. You may be interested in this booklet on the testimonies by the American Friends Service Committee.
These testimonies are the basis of the policies developed by the FCLCA General Committee that guide our work.
Taxation Concern for the Environment Peace Gambling Civil Liberties Equal Opportunity Open Government
Agricultural Labor Criminal Justice Police and Community Relations Firearms Control Drug Policy Health Care
Human Rights and Treatment of Immigrants
In the 2021-2022 legislative session, we will be focusing on criminal justice reform, immigration and civil rights, economic justice and environmental justice. These issues are addressed through the state budget process and through bills that work their way through the legislative process from January through September.
In addition to advocating on legislation, FCLCA also makes recommendations on California's ballot propositions.
We will publish recommendations and analyses of propositions that appear on the ballot during a statewide general election in even-numbered years. Ballot measures may be placed on the ballot in two ways:
The Legislature has the ability to place constitutional amendments, bond measures, and proposed changes in law on the ballot.
Any California voter can put an initiative or a referendum on the ballot by following the "How to Qualify an Initiative" process.
Our analysis and recommendations will be posted here on our website and communicated to our supporters.