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Call Your Senators: Block Bombs to Saudi Arabia

Thu, 2017-06-08 15:18
Your senators will vote the week of June 12 on whether to block bombs to Saudi Arabia, which are being used to kill civilians in Yemen. Your calls to the Senate are crucial to ensure the Senate sends a strong message to challenge this deadly war.

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Urge Congress to Reject the Back the Blue Act

Wed, 2017-06-07 21:09
We are deeply troubled by congressional support and momentum for the Back the Blue Act.

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Protect Health Care for All

Wed, 2017-06-07 15:03
Ensuring access to affordable, quality health care is the very definition of a public good—a service that can’t be adequately provided by private interests but that is necessary to benefit everyone.

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TODAY: Call Your Senators Block Bombs to Saudi Arabia

Wed, 2017-06-07 15:03
Your senators will vote THURSDAY on whether to block bombs to Saudi Arabia, which are being used to kill civilians in Yemen. Your calls to the Senate are crucial to ensure the Senate sends a strong message to challenge this deadly war.

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Kate Gould speaks at Urgent Yemen Briefing on Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

Wed, 2017-06-07 15:03
Please join this important conference call to help prevent a further humanitarian disaster and mass famine from happening in Yemen and stop the U.S. from selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

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Lobby Your Senators on Health Care

Tue, 2017-06-06 20:45
The Senate is making critical choices on healthcare right now. The biggest impact you can have is setting up a meeting directly with a member of Congress or their staff. Take action to protect Medicaid, a critical, lifesaving program under threat in current legislation.

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Tell Congress: Block Weapons of Mass Starvation

Tue, 2017-06-06 14:37
Your voice matters to urge your senators to vote against this arms deal to Saudi Arabia – and against U.S.-backed atrocities in Yemen.

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Lobby Your Senators on Healthcare

Mon, 2017-06-05 20:19
The Senate is making critical choices on healthcare right now. The biggest impact you can have is setting up a meeting directly with a member of Congress or their staff. Take action to protect Medicaid, a critical, lifesaving program under threat in current legislation.

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Call Congress to Block Bombs to Saudi Arabia

Mon, 2017-06-05 20:19
Arms sales by the United States to Saudi Arabia are fueling the war in Yemen, but your calls to Congress could block bombs to Saudi Arabia and challenge this deadly war.

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Kate Gould to Speak at Urgent Yemen Briefing on Saudi Arabia Arms Sales

Mon, 2017-06-05 14:15
Please join this important conference call to help prevent a further humanitarian disaster and mass famine from happening in Yemen and stop the U.S. from selling arms to Saudi Arabia.

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25 Religious Organizations Express Disappointment on Paris Agreement Withdrawal

Mon, 2017-06-05 14:15
On June 5th, 25 religious organizations sent a letter to the Administration and Congress expressing disappointment at the decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement.

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There Are Ways to Talk with Members of Congress Without Yelling

Mon, 2017-06-05 14:15
As a 15-year-old with a pre-existing condition, and whose self-employed family has health insurance through Medicaid expansion, FCNL Advocacy Teams member Sam Bruxvoort Colligan is personally affected by his representative's health care vote. That doesn’t stop him from building a relationship with his members of Congress.

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Major Gifts Officer

Fri, 2017-06-02 19:12
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a full-time Major Gifts Officer to join our effective Development Team in support of our well-respected lobby for peace and social justice. The Major Gifts Officer will identify and cultivate major gift prospects, soliciting both annual and planned gifts, traveling to roughly one third of the country visiting current and potential FCNL supporters.

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Yasmine Taeb Discusses Pro-Refugee Advocacy at ECDC Conference

Fri, 2017-06-02 19:12
On a panel at the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.'s annual conference, FCNL Lobbyist on Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb emphasized the importance of bipartisanship and grassroots, community-based advocacy on behalf of refugees.

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Trump Administration's $110 Billion Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia

Fri, 2017-06-02 13:09
Forum on the Arms Trade outlines the sale and efforts to block it, including a comprehensive compilation of key resources on this sale and the situation in Yemen.

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Yasmine Taeb to Discuss Immigrant Experience at VAYD Immigration Summit

Fri, 2017-06-02 13:09
Drawing connections between her personal story and national policy, FCNL Lobbyist Yasmine Taeb will share her experience as an Iranian immigrant on a panel at the Virginia Young Democrats' Immigration Summit on Saturday, June 3rd.

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FCNL Denounces Decision to Leave Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 2017-06-01 18:42
This afternoon, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United Stated from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement. The Friends Committee on National Legislation strongly denounces this decision, and urges the President to reconsider.

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FCNL Lobbyist Yasmine Taeb to Discuss Refugee Advocacy at ECDC Conference

Tue, 2017-05-30 17:44
Emphasizing the importance of grassroots mobilization, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will speak at a session on refugee advocacy at an annual conference organized by the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC), one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the U.S.

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FCNL Lobbyist Yasmine Taeb to Discuss Refugee Advocacy at ECDC Conference Session

Tue, 2017-05-30 11:37
Emphasizing the importance of grassroots mobilization, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb will speak at a session on refugee advocacy at an annual conference organized by the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc. (ECDC), one of nine refugee resettlement agencies in the U.S.

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Block U.S. Bombs to Saudi Arabia

Tue, 2017-05-30 11:37
Legislators are gearing up to block a bomb sale to Saudi Arabia. Blocking the sale would prevent the U.S. from aiding and abetting the bloodshed in Yemen that has killed over 10,000 Yemeni civilians and left 7 million Yemenis hungry.

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