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Quaker Peacebuilding Efforts Before Kenya's Elections

Sat, 2017-05-06 01:13
According to David Bucura, coordinator of the African Great Lakes Initiative, "Kenya is in tension and is hot in some places now. There is big tension before the elections.” AGLI is a project of the Friends Peace Teams which supports peace activities in the Great Lakes region of Africa.

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Urgent Health Care Update

Fri, 2017-05-05 12:54
On May 4, 2017, the House of Representatives voted to repeal key patient protections, end Medicaid as we know it, and eliminate coverage for 24 million people.

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A Witness Against War

Thu, 2017-05-04 18:38
John Huyler, a member of Boulder Friends Meeting, shares his journey to Friends and FCNL.

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FCNL Opposes Efforts to Undermine the Johnson Amendment

Thu, 2017-05-04 18:38
FCNL opposes efforts by the president and members of Congress to roll back restrictions put in place in the 1950s that ban partisan political activity in houses of worship.

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FCNL Opposes Efforts to Undermine the Johnson Amendment

Thu, 2017-05-04 12:33
FCNL opposes efforts by the president and members of Congress to roll back restrictions put in place in the 1950s that ban partisan political activity in houses of worship. The Johnson Amendment, which maintains a barrier between electoral politics and tax-exempt religious and charitable activities, prevents religious institutions from becoming platforms for individual political candidates or parties. By preventing politicians from trying to dip into churches’ and charities’ bank accounts, they keep these institutions free of unfair, money-driven politics.

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FCNL Welcomes Bipartisan Climate Solutions Commission Act

Wed, 2017-05-03 18:22
Members from the bipartisan House Climate Solutions Caucus just introduced their first piece of legislation in the 115th Congress, the Climate Solutions Commission Act of 2017.

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FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Honored by EMILY's List

Wed, 2017-05-03 18:21
EMILY's List, an organization dedicated to promoting women's political engagement and women's rights, honors FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb for her dedicated work to promote social justice.

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Immigration Funding in the Omnibus

Wed, 2017-05-03 12:16
FCNL’s network was advocating for Congress to refuse to fund the $3 billion supplemental request from President Trump that included money for the border wall, additional agents, and expanded detention. Where did we end up?

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Mass Incarceration and the Cycle of Poverty

Wed, 2017-05-03 12:16
A fact sheet on why lifting the collateral bans on TANF, SNAP, Pell Grants, and access to affordable housing for federal drug convictions can start the process of ending mass incarceration, poverty, and give opportunity and second chances to a condemned population.

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Justice for Native Youth

Tue, 2017-05-02 18:07
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) is being reauthorized in Congress this spring. How will it work for Native youth?

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Connecting - with Spirit and Cyberspace

Tue, 2017-05-02 18:07
Legislation and new regulations may open access to the Internet for remote Native American and other rural communities. Are developers listening to tribes?

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The World We Seek: Now Is the Time

Tue, 2017-05-02 18:07
Please join a webinar featuring Diane Randall, Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation.

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FCNL's Yasmine Taeb Speaks at May Day Rally in Solidarity with Immigrants, Refugees, and Workers

Tue, 2017-05-02 18:07
Declaring that we must all stand up and reject policies based on discrimination and hate, FCNL Lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb spoke at a rally in solidarity with immigrants, refugees, and workers on May 1st.

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Why We Need Second Chances

Tue, 2017-05-02 11:57
In a new book, Yale Law professor James Forman, calls us to redefine our core values by asking, “What if we strove for compassion, for mercy, for forgiveness? And what if we did this for everybody, including people who have harmed others?”

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Monuments and Presidents and Congress

Mon, 2017-05-01 11:52
How do you make a national monument in southeastern Utah? If you are the president, you can issue a proclamation. Under the Antiquities Act of 1906, the president can declare federal lands (or marine areas) as national monuments to protect them from destruction by commercial use or development.

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Effects of Health Care Repeal in Indian Country

Mon, 2017-05-01 11:52
Congress was unable to pass the budget bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The President has said that he wants to “move on” to tax reform and budget issues, but the House is preparing to try again, with a modified version of the defeated proposal.

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Following the Money

Mon, 2017-05-01 11:52
Congress is still trying to adopt a spending plan that was due on September 30, 2016.

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We Remember You

Sun, 2017-04-30 17:51
May 5 has been chosen as a National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls. Reps. Chaffetz (UT) and Grijalva (AZ) have proposed a resolution, H. Res. 222, calling on Congress to support the Day.

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Crisis in Focus: Nigeria

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:19
April is Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. Last year, we commemorated the month through a series of posts remembering the devastation and lives lost to genocide and mass atrocities in the past. This year, we commemorated Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month by highlighting current conflicts where the ongoing atrocities urgently demand an effective U.S. government response.

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US politicians grow sceptical of Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:19
Kate Gould of FCNL told the Middle East Eye that she expects a much higher vote count in the senate against the U.S. weapons sale to Saudi Arabia this time. House letters and Murphy's bill in the senate are indicative of a shift in how Congress views the Saudi war.

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