The Friends Committee on Legislation of California (FCLCA) is a nonpartisan, statewide public interest lobby founded by Quakers in 1952. (Quakers are also known as the Religious Society of Friends – that’s where the “Friends” in our name comes from.)
Our supporters include people of all backgrounds and beliefs who share our values and concerns. Join us!
Our overarching mission is to advocate for California state laws that are just, compassionate and respectful of the inherent worth of every person.
Together, you and FCLCA can bring a voice of conscience to California politics. Here’s how:
FCLCA is governed by the Friends Committee on Legislation of California General Committee, composed of representatives from Friends Meetings and churches around the state as well as at-large members, who may be Quakers or non-Quakers.
The General Committee meets annually, appointing the FCLCA Board of Directors, which meets quarterly to oversee the operations of FCLCA.
The FCLCA staff implements the day to day operations of FCLCA and the FCL Education Fund. The FCL Education Fund reimburses FCLCA for nonlobbying program work, administrative and fundraising operations done on its behalf.
Vicki Carroll, Clerk, Central Coast Friends Meeting
James Alexander, Associate Clerk, Redwood Forest Friends Meeting
Ellen Eggers, Recording Clerk
George Millikan, Treasurer, Berkeley Friends Meeting
Peggy Craik, Orange Grove Friends Meeting
Shannon Frediani, Santa Cruz Friends Meeting
George Gastil, San Diego Friends Meeting
Our work is made possible by people like you!
We invite you to become a contributing member of FCLCA. FCLCA is primarily funded by the contributions of individuals. Because we are a lobbying organization, contributions are not tax-deductible and we do not receive grants or government funding for our work.