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FCNL Applauds Members of Congress for Challenging Muslim Ban Executive Order

Fri, 2017-04-21 20:05
More than one hundred and fifty members of Congress signed onto an amicus brief challenging President Trump’s executive order barring Muslims and refugees from entry to the United States, taking a clear stance against this reprehensible policy.

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Briefing: Climate Policy

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:58
Thank you for joining us for a national conference call for updates on what the Trump administration, Congress, and advocates around the country are doing on climate policy.

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FCNL at Ecumenical Advocacy Days

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:58
We're excited to sponsor and participate in Ecumenical Advocacy Days, a gathering of hundreds of people of faith for advocacy and education. This year's theme is Confronting Chaos, Forging Community.

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In Images: Remembering the Holocaust

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:58
This April (Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month), I was able to travel to Berlin, Germany as part of a civil society convening on atrocities prevention as well as visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The images captured remind us of why the promise of "never again" is a commitment we must keep.

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Crisis in Focus: Somalia

Fri, 2017-04-21 13:58
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 will commemorate 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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Faith Leaders to DHS: Bring Juan Back Home

Thu, 2017-04-20 13:43
Washington D.C. - Following news that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) beneficiary Juan Manuel Montes was deported, faith leaders join the #JusticeforJuan campaign to demand answers and call for his return home.

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Don’t Legitimize Israeli Settlements: Reject S. 720

Wed, 2017-04-19 19:19
Legislation in the Senate threatens to legitimize settlements in U.S. policy and suppress political criticism of Israeli settlements policy.

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Job Posting: Controller

Tue, 2017-04-18 18:48
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is seeking a Controller who will be responsible for overseeing financial planning, budgeting and accounting reporting functions. S/he will be a member of the Finance and Administration team, and will report directly to the Associate Executive Secretary for Finance and Administration.

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FCNL Calls on Congress to Stop Unlawful Escalation in Syria

Fri, 2017-04-14 11:18
The Trump administration’s missile attack against Syrian government airfields will do nothing to end the bloodshed and violates U.S. and international law. The Friends Committee on National Legislation urges Congress to step forward from the sidelines and reassert its constitutional authority by voting to stop the U.S. from widening the war in Syria.

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Why did the American Health Care Act Fail?

Thu, 2017-04-13 17:12
On November 8th 2016, Republicans took hold of the presidency and both chambers of Congress, after heavily campaigning to repeal the Affordable Care Act. It is no wonder that many within the Washington establishment assumed the Affordable Care Act would be gone the day after Inauguration.

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Syria Call Resources

Thu, 2017-04-13 11:12
Thank you for joining Kate and Jim for the April 12 call on the United States' escalating war in Syria and what you can do to stop it.

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55 Representatives Put Brakes on Yemen War

Wed, 2017-04-12 10:51
U.S. Reps. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Justin Amash (R-MI), Ted Lieu (D-CA), Walter Jones (R-NC), Barbara Lee (D-CA) and 50 other Members of Congress put the brakes on war in Yemen by sending a bipartisan letter to President Trump calling on him to come to Congress before escalating military action in Yemen.

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Meeting With Congress for the First Time

Tue, 2017-04-11 16:42
Thanks so much for participating in our Meeting with Congress for the First Time advocacy training. On this page, we've compiled all of the training emails from this course just in case you've missed one (or more!) and are looking to catch up.

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How Do We Tell Time in Hard Times?

Mon, 2017-04-10 16:42
"Despair is not a long-term strategy." A Warren Wilson College professor reflects on a conversation with her former student and FCNL Program Assistant, Jamie DeMarco. How can we learn from the example of lobbyists like David Culp who persistently lobbied over the course of decades for a better world? Can we balance that with necessary short term change?

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US politicians and scholars debate legality of Syria strike

Mon, 2017-04-10 16:42
In the Middle East Eye, Kate Gould emphasized the Congressional role in preventing illegal military escalation in Syria. She explained that Congress could act to prohibit funding of US military action in Syria.

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U.S. Politicians and Scholars Debate Legality of Syria Strike

Sat, 2017-04-08 22:04
Kate Gould said a vote on military action in Syria would be a first step for Congress to reclaim its war-making power. “When we see this blatant violation of US and international law when Congress has been sidelined, it is more than worthy to bring Congress back and force a vote. That’s essential,” she told MEE.

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As Friends, We Reaffirm that War Is Not the Answer in Syria

Fri, 2017-04-07 21:22
There are no easy solutions to the violence in Syria. But our faith and experience lead us to reaffirm that bombing will not end that violence. Only by addressing the root causes of violence and conflict in Syria can we move the U.S. closer to peace.

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Congress Must Stop Trump’s Illegal Escalation in Syrian War

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:16
President Trump’s airstrikes against Syrian government targets, without congressional authorization, are an unlawful, reckless, and deadly escalation that only emboldens the Assad regime as it continues its atrocities. Congress must urgently reassert its constitutional authority by voting to stop the United States from widening the war in Syria.

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Meet Face-to-Face to Stop Escalating War in Syria

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:16
Congress is in-district from April 7-24, and they'll be listening closely for your perspective on the recent attacks on Syria. Dropping by their office or going to a town hall is one of the best ways to make your voice heard.

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Members of Congress Speak Out Against Syria Escalation

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:16
We applaud members of Congress of both parties for calling for a constitutionally-mandated debate and vote on use of force in Syria.

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