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Bucks Quakers initiate formation of new political advocacy team


A political advocacy team, open to everyone in Bucks County, is forming in Central Bucks.

Marguerite Chandler of Newtown Friends Meeting and John Baker of Doylestown Friends Meeting have announced the group’s formation.

The initial meeting will be a training session held at the Newtown Meetinghouse, 219 Court St., Newtown, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, June 7.

A light potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m.

Chandler said, “We’re delighted to have Sarah Freeman-Woolpert from Washington lead this training. She has expertise in peace and conflict and worked in Bosnia before joining the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). Attending this event does not commit participants to continue.” The training is free.

Chandler is a former industrial park owner, Peace Corps volunteer and candidate for Congress. Baker is a business owner in the Natural and Organic Food Industry and activist for more humane treatment of farm animals.

The group will be part of the national network of 97 advocacy teams in 38 states affiliated with the Washington-based Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL).

FCNL is a nonpartisan organization founded in 1943 by members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

To register for the initial meeting, contact