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Call All Your Members of Congress

4 hours 34 min ago
Even when your members of Congress seem immovable -- they've made public statements and voted clearly in one direction or the other -- your advocacy can still help move them toward peace and justice.

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Such a Time as This: A Response to Hate and Violence

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:12
White supremacy, white nationalism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia are contrary to God’s vision for our world. White supremacy is a form of idolatry, and a sin against the God of Love and Justice. In this moment — as in every moment — the Spirit calls us to another way.

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Following the Money: Native American Health Care

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:12
There are two big stories about health care in Indian country and for urban Indians. One has to do with the adequacy of staffing and facilities for the Indian Health Service (IHS). The other has to do with protecting continued funding of federal programs including the IHS and Medicaid, Medicare, and veterans programs along with access to affordable and effective health insurance.

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Following the Money: Housing and Economic Development in Indian Country

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:12
Assurance of safe and secure shelter is critical for anyone’s survival and potential, especially in some of the harsh climates to which Native people have been consigned in the “lower 48,” and in the original homelands of Alaska Natives. Yet Native Americans and Alaska Natives living in Indian country are much less likely than the rest of the nation to have a physically adequate home, with appropriate plumbing, kitchen facilities, heating, structures and protection from the elements.

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Following the Money: Education and Strengthening Communities

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:12
Indian students in schools owned by the Bureau of Indian Education are likely to arrive each day to a place that is leaking, rotting, corroded, too cold or too hot, and poorly furnished to support learning. How are these students supposed to build a future for themselves on such a foundation?

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Following the Money: Justice and Violence

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:12
Proposed funding for the Justice Department includes strong support for a handful of programs that focus on violence against Indian women. The House and Senate bills also include "set-asides" for victims of violent crimes and for the support of justice systems on tribal lands.

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What's Ahead?

Tue, 2017-08-22 17:12
The House is likely to pass its 8-bill appropriations package in early September, but the Senate might not finish all of its bills by the end of the month. So Congress will have to agree on at least a temporary spending measure, as the funds allocated in the FY2017 appropriations package will end on September 29.

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Native American Legislative Update - August 2017

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:03
"The President proposes, but Congress disposes" one leading appropriator quipped when the President submitted a budget with deep cuts affecting Indian Country. With Congress on recess until September, there's a moment to check in on how the committees have been responding to the President's proposals. So far, funding looks better than might have been expected...

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Following the Money - Health Care

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:03
There are two big stories about health care in Indian country and for urban Indians. One has to do with the adequacy of staffing and facilities for the Indian Health Service (IHS). The other has to do with protecting continued funding of federal programs including the IHS and Medicaid, Medicare, and veterans programs along with access to affordable and effective health insurance.

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Following the Money - Housing and Economic Development

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:03
Assurance of safe and secure shelter is critical for anyone’s survival and potential, especially in some of the harsh climates to which Native people have been consigned in the “lower 48,” and in the original homelands of Alaska Natives. Yet Native Americans and Alaska Natives living in Indian country are much less likely than the rest of the nation to have a physically adequate home, with appropriate plumbing, kitchen facilities, heating, structures and protection from the elements.

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Following the Money - Education and Strengthening Communities

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:03
Indian students in schools owned by the Bureau of Indian Education are likely to arrive each day to a place that is leaking, rotting, corroded, too cold or too hot, and poorly furnished to support learning. How are these students supposed to build a future for themselves on such a foundation?

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Following the Money - Justice and Violence

Tue, 2017-08-22 05:03
Proposed funding for the Justice Department includes strong support for a handful of programs that focus on violence against Indian women. The House and Senate bills also include "set-asides" for victims of violent crimes and for the support of justice systems on tribal lands.

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Call All Your Members of Congress

Mon, 2017-08-21 16:54
No matter how famous your senator may be or how connected your representative may is, he or she must answer to you, the constituent.

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House Parties FAQ

Fri, 2017-08-18 16:42
Here is (we hope) the answer to your burning question about FCNL House Parties. More questions? Email julia@fcnl.org

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Protect DACA Recipients from Deportation

Fri, 2017-08-18 16:42
Right now, the Trump administration is considering whether to put nearly 800,000 young people at immediate risk of deportation, you can take action today.

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Improving Election Integrity Through Our Voices

Fri, 2017-08-18 16:42
Elections are often dominated by who can raise the most money to blanket the airwaves. This is at the heart of the worst problem affecting the integrity of our elections: money in politics and access.

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Push to Protect Prevention Funding and Tools

Fri, 2017-08-18 10:38
The month of September will be an important one as we work to address proposed cuts to critical conflict prevention funding and tools. These challenges come at a time when the world is facing increasing levels of violence, and experiencing unprecedented levels of global hunger and displacement as a result of conflict. Here's what we are following:

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Countering White Supremacy

Wed, 2017-08-16 16:24
We are called to stand up for justice and love in our communities and with our elected leaders. Here are some ways we can do that.

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Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide

Wed, 2017-08-16 16:24
When hate flares, you can rise up against it.

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Advocacy Teams Leadership Summit

Wed, 2017-08-16 16:24
On Wed., Nov. 1, Teams from across the country will gather to learn from one another, deepen our advocacy skills, and celebrate the momentum we are building together. (By invitation only)

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