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Birmingham Friends Meeting on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Thu, 2018-04-19 13:51
Minute passed by Birmingham Friends Meeting (PA) on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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National Field Organizer

Wed, 2018-04-18 19:51
The Friends Committee on National Legislation seeks an experienced organizer and advocate to direct, inspire, and manage our fast growing network of grassroots advocates building deep relationships with members of Congress and their staff. Today, FCNL’s dynamic network of nearly 100 Advocacy Teams includes some 1,500 people in nearly 40 states who regularly meet with members of Congress and their staff, and publish letters to the editor and op-eds. These teams are also thought leaders for FCNL as we develop and workshop new tools and approaches to citizen engagement with Congress.

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Congress Can Act to Prevent Genocide and Atrocities

Tue, 2018-04-17 19:48
With the recent escalation of the war in Syria, it is clear that Congress needs to demonstrate their leadership and pass the Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R.3030; S.1158).

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75th Anniversary Celebration

Tue, 2018-04-17 19:48
Join FCNL for a weekend of events as we celebrate our 75th anniversary, honor the work of those who came before us, and look forward to the years ahead as we continue working towards the world we seek.

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Members of Congress Demand Vote on Syria War

Tue, 2018-04-17 19:48
We applaud members of Congress of both parties for calling for a constitutionally-mandated debate and vote on use of force in Syria.

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Update: 88 Reps Tell Trump to Seek Authorization Before Further Escalation in Syria

Sat, 2018-04-14 13:48
UPDATE: Thanks for all who called your reps to sign on! Eighty-eight members of Congress signed the Lofgren-Amash-Lee-Massie letter to President Trump, urging him to seek authorization before further escalation in Syria.

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Inside the Greenhouse

Sat, 2018-04-14 13:48
Inside the Greenhouse is a monthly newsletter that provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country. This year, our climate team is joined by FCNL’s Advocacy Corps, a group of 20 young people nationwide, in working for congressional action on climate change.

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Right of Refugees, Right to Demonstrate Peacefully, Right to Dignity

Fri, 2018-04-13 19:42
FCNL has joined other faith-based organizations in condemning the Israeli government’s recent violence against Palestinian civilians.

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FCNL Submits Comment to USDA on Proposed Work Requirements for SNAP

Fri, 2018-04-13 19:42
FCNL submitted a comment to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) about a new rule that was recently proposed. The rule would place new requirements on Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWDs) within the SNAP program, and would place restrictions on their access to SNAP benefits.

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FCNL Sends Letter Urging Senators to Oppose Haspel for Director of CIA

Fri, 2018-04-13 19:42
On April 3, FCNL’s Executive Secretary Diane Randall sent a letter to the Senate urging them to oppose the nomination of Gina Haspel for Director of the CIA.

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2018 Blue Ridge Gathering

Thu, 2018-04-12 19:42
Christine Ashley, Quaker Field Secretary of Friends Committee on National Legislation, presents ways that Friends meetings can work with FCNL on legislative advocacy.

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Tennesseans and Bob Corker can help prevent global genocide

Thu, 2018-04-12 13:42
Thursday is Yom HaShoah – or Holocaust Remembrance Day – which honors the memory of the six million Jews who perished during World War II. The remembrance of this genocide underscores that there is much more we need to do to make good on our commitment “never again” to allow such atrocities to take place.

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Call TODAY: Urge Congress to Stop Unlawful Escalation in Syria

Thu, 2018-04-12 13:42
A bipartisan group of representatives is leading a letter to President Trump urging him to seek authorization from Congress before further U.S. military escalation in Syria. More U.S. bombs won’t stop the bloodshed, and risk further escalating the crisis. This letter could close as early as TODAY (Thurs 4-12), so call your member of Congress ASAP.

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Members of Congress Speak Out Against Syria Escalation

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:34
We applaud members of Congress of both parties for calling for a constitutionally-mandated debate and vote on use of force in Syria.

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Call TODAY: Urge Congress to Stop Unlawful Escalation in Syria

Wed, 2018-04-11 19:34
A bipartisan group of representatives is leading a letter to President Trump urging him to seek authorization from Congress before further U.S. military escalation in Syria. More U.S. bombs won’t stop the bloodshed, and risk further escalating the crisis. This letter could close as early as TOMORROW (Thurs 4-12), so call your member of Congress ASAP.

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FCNL: Horrors in Syria Demand Diplomatic Action and De-Escalation

Mon, 2018-04-09 18:32
FCNL urges Congress to take two important steps to end the Syrian crisis: press the Trump administration to immediately undertake robust diplomatic negotiations and vote to stop the United States from widening this devastating war.

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Congress Needs a Push on Conflict Prevention

Fri, 2018-04-06 17:07
This month, Congress has an important opportunity to take concrete steps to bolster our government’s ability to build peace and prevent atrocities against civilians. Early action to prevent violence will reduce the need for late military intervention, protect lives, and save taxpayer money. This is why it’s important for us to take stock, remember the past, and work to prevent future outbreaks of violence. Members of Congress can help support conflict prevention, but they need a push to get there.

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28 Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention

Thu, 2018-04-05 22:47
Twenty-eight national and international organizations urge robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

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For some, gun violence looks like police violence

Thu, 2018-04-05 16:48
Military-style weapons don’t belong in our streets. Not in the hands of civilians who can wreak carnage at a high school with an assault rifle. But also not in the hands of police, who, armed with tanks and grenade launchers, can look and feel more like an occupying force than officers sworn to protect and serve.

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Congress Writes a Check to Balance Trump's Anti-Environment Agenda

Wed, 2018-04-04 22:34
On March 22nd, Congress approved a $1.3 trillion spending bill. This omnibus spending bill outlines the money that will be allocated to federal agencies and programs for the remainder of 2018.

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