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Updated: 1 hour 42 min ago

Supreme Court Allows Part of Muslim Ban to Go Into Effect

3 hours 7 min ago
The Friends Committee on National Legislation is disappointed that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to allow part of President Trump’s travel ban to go into effect while it considers the broader Executive Order.

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Interfaith Health Care Town Hall and Worship Service

9 hours 11 min ago
Access to affordable, quality health care should not and cannot be a privilege; it is a right rooted in faith to protect the life and dignity of every person. National Faith leaders are coming to Portland to support local efforts urging Senator Susan Collins to help save Medicaid and stop the passage of the new Senate health care bill (the Better Care Reconciliation Act) that would enact devastating cuts to Medicaid and leave millions without access to affordable, quality health care.

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Interfaith Health Care Town Hall and Worship Service

Sat, 2017-06-24 19:21
Access to affordable, quality health care should not and cannot be a privilege; it is a requirement rooted in faith to protect the life and dignity of every person. National Faith leaders are coming to Portland to support local efforts urging Senator Susan Collins to help save Medicaid and stop the passage of the Better Care Reconciliation act that was just proposed in the Senate.

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21 Organizations Urge Congress to Fully Fund the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission

Fri, 2017-06-23 13:07
Twenty-one organizations write to Congress in strong support of the request made by the Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission for $230,000 in the FY 2018 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act to fund bipartisan staffing of the Commission.

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Alaska: Ask Senator Murkowski to Protect Medicaid

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:30
A message to Alaskans from Executive Secretary Diane Randall

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Nevada: Ask Senator Heller to Protect Medicaid

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:30
A message to Nevadans from Executive Secretary Diane Randall

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West Virginia: Ask Senator Capito to Protect Medicaid

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:30
A message to West Virginians from Executive Secretary Diane Randall

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Maine: Ask Senator Collins to Protect Medicaid

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:30
A message to Mainers from Executive Secretary Diane Randall

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Ohio: Ask Senator Portman to Protect Medicaid

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:30
A message to Ohioans from Executive Secretary Diane Randall

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FCNL Opposes House Anti-Refugee Legislation

Wed, 2017-06-21 18:30
Based on our commitment to honoring human dignity and assisting those experiencing hardship, FCNL opposes H.R. 2826 and all other policy proposals that would undermine refugee resettlement.

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Why the Paris Decision Matters, No Matter What Issue You Care About

Wed, 2017-06-21 12:24
On June 1, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United Stated from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement.

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The FCNL Experience: Lobbying on the Lawn

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:13
FCNL intern Hannah Misangyi shares her first time meeting a member of Congress.

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22 Organizations Urge Robust Conflict Prevention Funding

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:13
Twenty-two organizations write to the U.S. House and Senate Committees on Appropriations to thank them for their leadership to ensure the continuation of critical conflict prevention and peacebuilding funding in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 as well as to express concerns for conflict prevention funding for Fiscal Year 2018 as proposed by the White House Budget Proposal.

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Interfaith Letter Delivery and Vigil

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:13
Join faith leaders from Cincinnati to tell Senator Portman that cutting Medicaid is unacceptable.

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The Importance of Building Relationships with Congress

Tue, 2017-06-20 18:13
Now that you’ve met with your congressional office and advocated, what can you do next? As a peacebuilding lobbyist, FCNL’s Theo Sitther has plenty of experience building relationships with politicians and their staff.

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Elections in Kenya – Recommendations to the US Government

Tue, 2017-06-20 12:07
Friends in Kenya are calling on the U.S. government to take early action to prevent violence in Kenya's upcoming presidential elections.

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Join an Advocacy Training Near You!

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:49
We're on the road giving you the skills you need to effect real, concrete change with Congress. We hope you can join us for a workshop in your area, as we launch new Advocacy Teams around the country.

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Stand up for Peaceful Protest in Palestine

Mon, 2017-06-19 17:49
For over a decade, Palestinian activist Issa Amro and his organization Youth Against Settlements have used nonviolent resistance to peacefully challenge the Israeli occupation in his hometown of Hebron. He now faces politically motivated charges designed to shut down his calls for Palestinian freedom and an end to occupation. Call now to stand with Issa!

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A Bipartisan Success Story

Fri, 2017-06-16 17:33
Bob Schultz is on a mission. He is determined to help build bipartisan congressional support for action on climate change, which he believes is the greatest moral issue of our time.

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Thank You Senators Paul and Booker for Bringing Attention to Human Rights in Nigeria

Fri, 2017-06-16 17:33
Members of the Nigeria Working Group thank Senator Paul and Senator Booker for their efforts to bring attention to needed human rights responsiveness from various actors in Nigeria.

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