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Senators Try To Rein In Saudi Arabia’s Brutal U.S.-Backed Campaign In Yemen

Thu, 2017-09-14 10:31
Capitol Hill conversations about Yemen that used to focus primarily on the impact of U.S.-supported airstrikes now broadly cover the general devastation of the nation, which is also facing an unprecedented outbreak of cholera, according to Kate Gould of the anti-war advocacy group Friends Committee on National Legislation.

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16 Groups Urge Congress to Protect Iran Nuclear Deal, Prevent Backslide to War

Wed, 2017-09-13 22:23
WASHINGTON, DC -- In a new letter sent to members of the House of Representatives and Senate this morning, anti-war organizations representing tens of millions of Americans are urging Congress to do everything within their power as a co-equal branch of government to prevent Donald Trump from dismantling the Iran nuclear deal and putting the U.S. on a path to war with Iran.

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Renewing Spiritual Strength, Reinvigorating Our Political Imagination

Wed, 2017-09-13 22:23
I am eager to be with all of you during the FCNL Annual Meeting, a time when Friends from various branches of Quakerism can be together in fellowship, community, and worship. This is particularly important during these turbulent times both in our national politics and also within the Quaker community. I believe that our collective voice for peace and justice is no less essential at this time.

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Hurricane Harvey Updates

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:21
Hear from SCYM how Friends are weathering Hurricane Harvey. They're posting updates from individuals, meetings, and churches.

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Beloved Community Interfaith Network, Prince George's County Meeting

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:21
Join FCNL's Hannah Evans for a discussion on working with an interfaith network to achieve positive change on federal immigration policy.

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Immigration Lobby Training Workshop

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:21
Join FCNL's Hannah Evans for a lobby training workshop on federal immigration policy.

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Why I Have to Be In Washington this November

Tue, 2017-09-12 16:21
I have to be in Washington, DC this year November 2-5 for the Friends Committee on National Legislation’s Annual Meeting.

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Senate to Vote on Pentagon Spending, Endless War, Police Militarization, and More

Mon, 2017-09-11 22:13
The week of September 11, the Senate will debate its proposal for the National Defense Authorization Act. FCNL is tracking a number of amendments on this military policy bill.

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Pass a Clean Dream Act of 2017

Fri, 2017-09-08 21:31
We call on Congress to protect Dreamers and develop a budget and laws that reflect our shared values, lifts up the dignity of each person, and protect those most in need.

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Congress Agrees on Short-Term Funding Deal

Fri, 2017-09-08 21:31
Congress has pushed major budget decisions off until December, which means that lobbying for a moral budget at FCNL's Annual Meeting and Quaker Public Policy Institute in November is even more critical.

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Immigration Resources: Pass the Dream Act of 2017

Fri, 2017-09-08 21:31
In early September, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, with a 6-month delay for enforcement. Here is how you can make sure that Dreamers are protected from deportation.

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Urgent Need for UN Inquiry on Yemen

Thu, 2017-09-07 21:18
Joint NGO letter to Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council Calling for the UN Human Rights Council to Launch an Independent Inquiry on Yemen:

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Where's the Money for Fiscal Year 2018?

Thu, 2017-09-07 21:18
Fiscal Year 2017 ends on September 30. The debt limit will be reached in mid December. So, how's it going, Congress?

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Hurricane Harvey

Thu, 2017-09-07 21:18
As images emerge from Houston this week, our hearts go out to all those struggling in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. We hold those individuals and families in the Light, and call for leadership from Congress to provide aid to those in need and to minimize damage from future storms.

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Meet Our New Young Fellows!

Wed, 2017-09-06 21:09
This August, FCNL happily welcomed our newest class of Young Fellows! Each year, a cohort of recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective.

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Conference Call: Stand With Dreamers

Wed, 2017-09-06 15:06
President Trump has rescinded the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Join FCNL for a conference call to get informed on the Trump administration's decision, what Congress is doing on immigration, and what you can do to respond.

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How Tanks Got to Main Street

Wed, 2017-09-06 15:06
In light of President Trump's announcement that he'll resume transfers of weapons from the Pentagon to local police departments, here's what you need to know.

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Faith Leaders Oppose Rescinding Critical Program for Immigrant Youth

Tue, 2017-09-05 14:55
Faith leaders from various traditions stand united in opposition to the President’s decision, and in support of DACA-recipients. Faith communities across the country urge Members of Congress to stand in solidarity with immigrant youth and support an immediate, clean passage of S.1615/H.R.3440, the Dream Act of 2017.

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Afghanistan: More of the Same Will Lead to More of the Same

Tue, 2017-09-05 14:55
President Trump’s decision to send thousands more Americans to Afghanistan is a tragic mistake that simply expands the bomb and blast approach that has failed for more than a decade.

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Lobbying Members of Congress in Person

Mon, 2017-09-04 14:49
Even with their busy schedules, members of Congress will still set aside time to meet with their constituents, giving you the perfect opportunity to advocate your cause to your representative or senator.

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