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Success! You Stopped the Dangerous Health Care Bill

Mon, 2017-10-02 15:48
Update: Efforts unraveled on Tuesday to ram through yet another irresponsible and immoral bill that decimates Medicaid and would cause millions to lose coverage. The failure of the Graham-Cassidy ACA repeal bill is a testament to the power of people across this country raising their voices to elected officials.

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Conference Call: Lobbying on the Budget

Fri, 2017-09-29 20:17
Join FCNL for a conference call about the budget and how to lobby Congress on Pentagon spending during Annual Meeting and the Quaker Public Policy Institute.

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Continuing to Hold Kenya in the Light

Fri, 2017-09-29 20:17
As Kenya prepares for its upcoming repeat presidential election, FCNL and American Friends hold Kenyan Friends in the Light and urge the United States and Kenyan governments to promote peaceful solutions.

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Diane Randall at Chester River Meeting

Fri, 2017-09-29 20:17
Join FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall for a presentation on FCNL's legislative priorities and our efforts to engage young adults in advocacy.

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Inside the Greenhouse

Thu, 2017-09-28 19:55
We seek an earth restored. “Inside the Greenhouse” is a monthly newsletter which provides insight into FCNL’s environmental work, discusses opportunities to engage members of Congress on environmental issues, and shares stories of your work around the country.

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Breaking: Your Representative Will Soon Vote on Saudi-Led War in Yemen

Thu, 2017-09-28 13:54
A bipartisan group—Reps. Khanna (CA), Massie (KY), Pocan (WI) and Jones (NC)—has introduced legislation to withdraw all U.S. military support from the Saudi-led war in Yemen.

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FCNL Hosts White House Rally Against Muslim Ban 3.0

Thu, 2017-09-28 13:54
On September 26, 2017, FCNL along with 13 other organizations hosted a rally behind the White House to protest the Trump administration’s most recent travel ban and proposed refugee cap of 45,000. Activists, reporters, members of Congress, musicians, and general citizens gathered at 6:00 pm to listen to the speakers and express deep opposition to the administration’s discriminatory and exclusionary measures.

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Congress can take action to prevent violent conflict

Thu, 2017-09-28 13:54
The Elie Wiesel Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act (H.R. 3030, S. 1158) will bolster efforts to prevent mass atrocities and genocide.

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FCNL Opposes Muslim Ban 3.0

Tue, 2017-09-26 12:36
The Friends Committee on National Legislation strongly opposes President Trump’s proclamation to indefinitely ban nearly all travel from seven nations, including six Muslim-majority countries.

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Corker should sign on to genocide bill

Mon, 2017-09-25 16:12
Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee should sign on to the Elie Wiesel Act for three reasons: strong interagency coordination to prevent genocide and atrocities; it saves Americans money, and it protects our troops.

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What Every Major Health Group Has Said about Graham-Cassidy

Fri, 2017-09-22 18:33
Everyone from the American Medical Association to the National Association of Medicaid Directors have come out in opposition to the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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Graham-Cassidy: A Moral Outrage That Could End Coverage for 32 Million

Fri, 2017-09-22 18:33
The Graham-Cassidy proposal contains the same dangerous policies as the previous iterations of the ACA repeal bills. Just like the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Graham-Cassidy bill repeals much of the Affordable Care Act and then on top of that ends the Medicaid program as we know it.

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Protect Health Care for All

Fri, 2017-09-22 18:33
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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International Day of Peace Statement by Peacebuilding Groups

Thu, 2017-09-21 02:29
For this year's International Day of Peace, 21 September, 131 peacebuilding organizations wrote a statement laying out steps to consolidate and broaden gains of peace around the world. Writing to the international community and the UN General Assembly, this statement asks them to fully commit to peace in the 2030 Agenda. This is a critical time to push for peace and inclusion and to focus on supporting local and regional methods of sustaining peace.

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Beyond Paris

Wed, 2017-09-20 16:13
The United Nations General Assembly convened on Tuesday Sep. 19th in Manhattan, NY. The discussion is expected to include a large focus on the U.S. role in the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Kenyan Quakers Appeal for Restraint

Mon, 2017-09-18 18:09
Leaders of every Kenyan Quaker Yearly Meeting gathered to discuss the future of the Quaker movement in their country. During this retreat, they drafted a letter speaking to their concern about unity and peace in the lead up to the presidential election on the 17th of October.

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The Graham-Cassidy Health Care Proposal Endangers Millions

Mon, 2017-09-18 18:09
Despite the new name, the Graham-Cassidy health care proposal includes many of the same dangerous health care policies of previous attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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AUMF Amendment Tabled, a Squandered Opportunity

Fri, 2017-09-15 22:42
On September 13, the United States Senate voted (61-36) to table an amendment to the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act introduced by Sen. Rand Paul, which called for repealing the 2001 and 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF).

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125 Faith Leaders Oppose Increased Military Engagement with Burma

Fri, 2017-09-15 16:38
A Letter from 125 Faith Leaders, Urging Senators to Oppose Increased Embrace of Burmese Military by Co-Sponsoring SA 607 to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018

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Assistant to the Executive Secretary

Fri, 2017-09-15 16:38
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking an Assistant to the Executive Secretary (CEO). This person will report directly to the Executive Secretary and will be responsible for managing the Executive Secretary’s schedule and travel arrangements, managing incoming communications for the Executive Secretary, preparing and editing correspondence and other written materials, preparing financial reports, gathering information for the Executive Secretary, and staffing the FCNL Executive Committee and Education Fund Board.

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