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Guide to the Friends Committee on Legislation of California records, 1952-2000 (1959-1998)
MSS 2002/01  
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Description
Collection consists of administrative, legal and fiscal records including articles of incorporation and by-laws, meeting minutes from committees and regional branches, and research files relative to lobbying efforts including the death penalty and prison reform. In addition, it includes other information collected by the organization on the issues they address agriculture, death penalty, prison reform, violence prevention, and other programs.
Background
The Friends Committee on Legislation (FCL) was founded in 1952 by members guided by Quaker values to advocate California state laws and issues involving peace and social justice. These include civil rights, criminal and economic justice, prison reform, housing, health care, education and other services for those who are lower income and lack a strong voice to represent their interests. They are also involved in Project Vote Smart which gives information on candidates, officials, and legislation where the FCL include their own ratings on these and endorsments of officials.
Extent
19.25 Linear feet (21 record cartons)
Restrictions
Copyright is protected by the copyright law, Chapter 17 of the U.S. Code. Requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce from collections must be submitted in writing to the Head of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives. Permission for publication is given on the behalf of the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, Library, California State University, Sacramento as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Some restrictions may apply.