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Emergency Training Call: Health Care

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:43
Join us to learn how you can influence health care decisions coming up in the next few weeks.

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Senate Moving Fast on Health Care

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:43
Don't sit this one out. Senators are moving fast to try and vote on a bill that cuts Medicaid by hundreds of billions of dollars -- an essential program that provides health care coverage for 69 MILLION people nationwide. This is an "all hands on deck" moment.

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Lobby Training at Montclair Meeting

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:43
FCNL seeks, through sustained engagement on the local and national level, to shape policy outcomes to better reflect the values of Friends around the country.

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47 Senators Say No to Weapons of Mass Starvation

Tue, 2017-06-13 16:43
FCNL applauds the 47 senators who voted today to block the sale of U.S. weapons to Saudi Arabia. The growing Senate opposition to this sale sends a strong signal that U.S. backing for the Saudi-led coalition’s indiscriminate killing of civilians and de-facto blockade in Yemen must end.

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Senators Raise Concern about Arms Deal with Nigeria

Mon, 2017-06-12 22:25
The Trump administration plans to sell weaponized aircraft to Nigeria. U.S. Senators raise concerns about human rights violations by the Nigerian military and urge Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to reconsider the decision.

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FCNL Welcomes 9th Circuit Decision Upholding Block of Muslim and Refugee Ban

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
As an organization committed to making the United States a more open, welcoming place, FCNL is heartened by the 9th Circuit's decision to maintain the block of President Trump's executive order barring refugees and individuals from six Muslim-majority countries.

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Medicaid Fact Sheet Sources

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
In our state Medicaid Fact Sheets, we explain how each state will be impacted by cuts to Medicaid. Below are the statistics referenced in each section:

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Short Stories on the President's Budget Proposal

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
The administration released a detailed budget in late May. The colorful and energy-filled rhetoric about infrastructure, economic development, and simplifying relationships with the federal government turns to grey when the budget numbers are applied.

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Tribal Justice

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
Amendments to the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) pointed to a bigger role for tribal police, courts and social agencies. Many of these agencies needed - and continue to need - technical assistance, coordination and backup from federal sources - in the Justice Department.

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Roads on Tribal Lands

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
In Indian Country - 160,000 miles of roads. Miles owned by the BIA - 29,000. Miles of BIA roads in "acceptable" condition -- less than 5000.

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Indian Health Care

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
Congress learned, in numerous hearings in the last two years, that short staffing, lack of housing for professional staff, short funding for equipment, buildings, and even basic utilities have added up over the years to an Indian Health Care system that is close to failure in some areas. Yet the need for local, accessible and culturally knowledgeable care is strong as ever. How will this budget respond?

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Indian Housing

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
The construction of housing in Indian Country has been so hampered by lack of funding and regulatory complexities that the need now seriously outstrips the demand. The Department of Housing and Urban Development found a need for 68,000 units to match current needs related to dilapidated and overcrowded housing on tribal lands.

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Indian Schools and Indian Education

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
The state of Indian education tells the story about the future of Indian nations. After years of abandonment, the federal government has begun to invest in infrastructure, teaching, language programs and other assets to convey and build hope and promise among Native youth. What's the story now?

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Economic Development in Indian Country

Mon, 2017-06-12 16:15
Economic development involves partnerships. Tribal leaders call on the federal government to join tribes at the table where they are forming economic development partnerships with state, local and private investors.

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FCNL Condemns ACT for America Anti-Muslim Protests

Fri, 2017-06-09 21:21
As the Islamophobic hate group ACT for America organizes anti-Muslim protests to be held across the country on June 10th, FCNL condemns this demonstration of religious bias and urges local communities to reaffirm their commitment to welcoming people of all faiths and backgrounds.

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FCNL Welcomes SUPER Act to Reduce Climate Pollutants

Fri, 2017-06-09 09:21
On June 8th, Rep. Scott Peters (D, CA-52), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R, FL-26), and six other members introduced the bipartisan SUPER Act, which seeks to reduce short-lived climate pollutants like black carbon, methane, and hydro-fluorocarbons (HFCs).

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FCNL Welcomes SUPER Act to Reduce Climate Pollutants

Thu, 2017-06-08 21:21
On June 8th, Rep. Scott Peters (D, CA-52), Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R, FL-26), and five other members introduced the bipartisan SUPER Act, which seeks to reduce short-lived climate pollutants like black carbon, methane, and hydro-fluorocarbons (HFCs).

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NGO Letter: Block Bombs to Saudi Arabia

Thu, 2017-06-08 15:19
A letter signed by FCNL and 40 other organizations emphasizes the danger to Yemenis posed by a bomb sale, and the urgency of voting to block it.

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Human Rights Groups Urge Senate To Block Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal

Thu, 2017-06-08 15:19
The Huffington Post reports on a congressional letter signed by FCNL, Oxfam, the Center for Civilians in Conflict, CREDO, the Yemen Peace Project and more than 30 other organizations.

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What Will You Do for World Refugee Day?

Thu, 2017-06-08 15:19
In the weeks leading up to June 20th, recognized internationally as World Refugee Day, we are calling on local comunities to voice their support for refugees. Towards that end, we have compiled a set of resources to help you find local events, post about refugee issues on social media, and tell your members of Congress that our communities welcome people in need.

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