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Representatives Sign Letter Urging More Refugee Resettlement

Fri, 2017-10-20 15:18
In response to the Trump administration’s announcement of a historically low refugee admissions goal for 2018, over 100 members of the House of Representatives sent a letter to the White House calling on the administration to increase the refugee admissions goal from 45,000 to 110,000. Additionally, this letter expresses concern over a proposed “assimilation standard” for refugees.

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#NoMuslimBanEver March

Thu, 2017-10-19 18:32
On October 18, 2017, around 3,000 people gathered in Lafayette Square across from the White House to oppose the travel ban announced on September 24th by the Trump administration. FCNL helped organized this march alongside 10 other organizations as part of the #NoMuslimBanEver campaign, which held events throughout October protesting this ban.

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Trump's Refusal to Certify Iran Deal Sets Path for War

Thu, 2017-10-19 18:32
FCNL condemns the Trump administration’s decertification on the Iran deal and the Cotton-Corker legislation that risks sabotaging this historic agreement. The Quaker lobby, which has been a leading voice advocating for diplomacy with Iran in Washington, calls on Congress to reject Trump’s dangerous bid to extort our negotiating partners to submit to ultimatums on the deal which risk its collapse and putting the United States on a path towards full-fledged war with Iran.

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The Clean Power Plan Repeal

Thu, 2017-10-19 18:32
On October 10th, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

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#Faith4Dream Week of Action

Wed, 2017-10-18 16:21
Advocating for the Dream Act (S. 1615 / H.R. 3440) is putting the faithful call to love our neighbors into action. The #Faith4Dream Praying With Dreamers Week is an interfaith effort to ensure Congress hears from people of faith this week and every week until Congress passes legislation with a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers.

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The Clean Power Plan Repeal

Wed, 2017-10-18 01:45
On October 10th, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt announced the repeal of the Clean Power Plan. FCNL has denounced this decision for the harm it will cause the Earth and humanity. Since its inception, the plan has been surrounded by legal and political complexity. To better understand how the Clean Power Plan came to be, and what will happen since Pruitt's announcement, here's a bit of background on the Clean Power Plan.

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Breaking: Trump Opens Door for Congress to Sabotage Iran deal

Tue, 2017-10-17 17:19
Today, President Trump set us on a path toward war with Iran. By refusing to certify the Iran deal, he walked away from the diplomatic option with Iran.

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47 Organizations Call for Closing Loophole in Section 702 Surveillance Law

Mon, 2017-10-16 18:28
On October 13, 2017, forty-seven organizations, including FCNL, sent a letter to Representatives Goodlatte (VA) and Conyers (MI) calling for stronger reforms to Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

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Quaker Outreach Program Assistant Spotlight

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:44
Meet Michelle Beers, 2017-2018 Quaker Outreach Young Fellow!

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FCNL Denounces Repeal of Clean Power Plan

Mon, 2017-10-16 11:44
In a statement made on October 9th by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the Administration will officially repeal the Clean Power Plan.

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Join Fellow Quaker Advocates: Take Action Today

Sat, 2017-10-14 00:52
These are urgent times.

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A Quaker Voice on Why to Attend Annual Meeting and QPPI

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:58
Pam is coming to Washington, DC this November 2nd to lobby her members of Congress. Here’s why she is making the trip to FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute:

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Joint statement: Grassroots groups respond to Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear deal

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:58
Joint statement by Beyond the Bomb, CREDO, Friends Committee on National Legislation, Indivisible, J Street, MoveOn.org Civic Action, NIAC Action, Peace Action, VoteVets, Win Without War, and Women’s Action for New Directions on Donald Trump’s decision to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Oppose Corker-Cotton bill to undermine Iran deal

Fri, 2017-10-13 15:58
President Trump's disastrous decision to withhold certification to Congress on the Iran deal puts our country on a collision course that risks war with Iran. Congress should stabilize the deal, not undermine it with the Corker-Cotton legislation and other efforts that will pave the path for war. Congress must save the Iran deal and stand up for diplomacy.

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Trump Is Trying to Hoodwink Us into War with Iran

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:17
We’ve seen this movie before, complete with trumped-up charges of WMD. Americans must speak out now to head off another disastrous military adventure.

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Reject Sanctions that Undermine Iran Deal and Lead to War

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:17
Members of Congress should speak out and vote against sanctions that will undermine the Iran deal and pave the path for war. President Trump's disastrous decision to de-certify the Iran deal and radically escalate militarily in the Middle East puts our country on a collision course that risks a full-fledged war with Iran. Congress should oppose all sanctions and saber-rattling efforts that increase prospects for war, and take every action possible to save the Iran deal and stand up for diplomacy.

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Iran Nuclear Deal in Danger

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:17
President Trump's escalating threats against diplomacy with Iran and against North Korea are propelling the U.S. toward military confrontations that are reckless, dangerous to U.S. security, and could result in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

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First Timer's Guide to Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute

Thu, 2017-10-12 20:17
FCNL’s Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy institute is less than a month away! Can you believe it? Are you getting excited to gather to support FCNL’s work, enjoy time for fellowship and worship, and, of course, to lobby members of Congress?

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Conference Call: What's Happening with the Budget, with Anthony Wier and Amelia Kegan

Wed, 2017-10-11 17:03
This November, Congress will be making some of the most important, and potentially most dangerous, decisions about budget priorities that we have seen in decades. How can we convince members of Congress to reject more money for war and cuts to security at home?

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Passing the Dream Act: What You Can Do

Wed, 2017-10-11 00:39
We have a very short window in which we need to get Congress to act and pass legislation that protects young immigrants who grew up in the United States from deportation and allows them to study, work, and live in the country they consider home.

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