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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Congress was unable to pass the budget bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act (ACA).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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The AHCA Is Back -- And Much Worse

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:19
Leaders in the House of Representatives have just reached a deal on a revised -- even worse -- bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they're moving fast.

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Annual Meeting & Quaker Public Policy Institute 2017

Fri, 2017-04-28 17:19
Learn. Lobby. Lead. As FCNL enters our 75th year, join Quakers and friends for four days of community, celebration, and advocacy.

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The AHCA Is Back -- And Much Worse

Thu, 2017-04-27 16:48
Leaders in the House of Representatives have just reached a deal on a revised -- even worse -- bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and they're moving fast. They could hold a vote in the next 36 hours.

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Curbelo, Deutch Lead Bipartisan Support for Paris Climate Agreement

Wed, 2017-04-26 22:16
Today, Reps Carlos Curbelo (FL-26) and Ted Deutch (FL-22), co-chairs of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, led 19 other members of the Caucus in a letter to President Trump urging him to maintain our country's commitment to the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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End U.S. Support for Deadly Yemen War

Wed, 2017-04-26 22:16
With the U.S. military already fueling Saudi jets in Yemen, the White House is considering an escalation, from further intelligence sharing to possible direct US military intervention in the Yemen war. Congress can stop the U.S. from fueling the bloodshed in Yemen.

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Crisis in Focus: Yemen

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:10
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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Immigration Update: Deportation and Protection

Wed, 2017-04-26 16:10
An immigration update on what's happening with Congress and the Administration, how FCNL is responding, and how you can get involved.

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Who is in the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus?

Tue, 2017-04-25 21:52
The House Climate Solutions Caucus is a bipartisan group of legislators that meets regularly to advance climate solutions. The mission of the Climate Solutions Caucus is to educate members on economically-viable options to reduce climate risk and to explore bipartisan policy options that address the impacts, causes, and challenges of our changing climate.

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