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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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Briefing: Syria

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:16
Join us for a national conference call for up-to-the-minute information on the state of the escalating U.S. war with Syria.

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Appalling Chemical Weapons Attack Underscores Urgency for Diplomacy and Accountability

Fri, 2017-04-07 15:16
We are shocked and saddened by the horrific chemical weapons attack on civilians in Syria. Our hearts go out the victims, their community, and the Syrian people who have witnessed years of destruction.

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Briefing: Pentagon Spending

Thu, 2017-04-06 21:06
Join us for a national conference call for updates on what the Trump administration, Congress, and advocates around the country are doing on Pentagon spending.

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Briefing: Climate Policy

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:01
Join us for a national conference call for updates on what the Trump administration, Congress, and advocates around the country are doing on immigration policy.

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NGO Letter to President Trump on the Hodeidah Offensive in Yemen

Thu, 2017-04-06 15:01
In a letter to President Trump, 39 NGOs urged him to withhold American support for any offensive against the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah in order to protect the Yemeni people from further suffering. The International Rescue Committee has warned that any attack on Hodeidah port would risk famine and cut off a lifeline, since 70 percent of imports and humanitarian aid enter the country through the port.

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NGOs Speak Out Against Civilian Casualties in Iraq and Syria

Wed, 2017-04-05 20:42
A group of national and international organizations urges Secretary of Defense Mattis to take corrective steps following reports that U.S.-led airstrikes have resulted in significant civilian casualties in both Syria and Iraq.

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Representatives Stand Up Against Unchecked Military Escalation in Syria

Wed, 2017-04-05 20:42
As the United States intensifies its use of military force in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Somalia, FCNL welcomes representatives' bipartisan efforts to push back against endless, unauthorized war.

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FCNL’s Yasmine Taeb Honored with 2017 Young Alumni Award from University of Florida

Wed, 2017-04-05 14:33
Recognizing her extensive professional accomplishments and clear commitment to social justice, the University of Florida Alumni Association will honor FCNL lobbyist Yasmine Taeb with its Young Alumni Award during its Orange and Blue Weekend celebration this year.

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Native American Legislative Update - March 2017

Tue, 2017-04-04 20:04
The 115th Congress seemed a bit unsteady as it began the year with a new Administration in place at the other end of the National Mall. Even so, the congressional committees that deal with Native American Affairs have moved ahead, focusing on defining priorities – the President’s, the tribes’ and their own.

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Health Care Infrastructure in Indian Country

Tue, 2017-04-04 20:04
Last year, the quality of health care offered by the Indian Health Service was called into question. This year, Congress begins to focus on the inadequate facilities that fail to support good quality care.

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Budget Outline Effects on Indian Country

Tue, 2017-04-04 20:04
Congress is hurrying to pass this year's budget (FY2017) before the Easter recess... and before the April 28th government-shutdown deadline. Meanwhile, the work on next year's budget (FY2018) gets underway. And almost everything affects Indian Country.

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32 Organizations Urge Secretary Tillerson to Support Peace in Colombia

Tue, 2017-04-04 13:58
Thirty-two organizations write to Secretary Tillerson to urge him to support Colombia’s effort to bring a permanent end to its half century of conflict.

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Genocide Prevention and Awareness Month: Crisis in Focus

Tue, 2017-04-04 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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FCNL Signs Letter Opposing Politicization of Places of Worship

Tue, 2017-04-04 13:58
In response to policy proposals that would politicize places of worship, FCNL and nearly 100 other religious organizations sent a letter to Congressional leadership declaring that partisan politics have no place in our churches, temples, and meeting houses.

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Infrastructure in Indian Country

Mon, 2017-04-03 19:35
Testimony in a House hearing frames the discussion about infrastructure development in Indian country. Tribes want to be consulted. Consultation does not mean telling us what you're going to do. Consultation means listening and making the necessary changes to ensure these projects do not harm our people, our lands, and our resources.

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Health Care Infrastructure

Mon, 2017-04-03 19:35
Last year, the quality of health care offered by the Indian Health Service was called into question. This year, Congress begins to focus on the inadequate facilities that fail to support good quality care.

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32 Organizations Urge Secretary Tillerson to Support Peace in Columbia

Mon, 2017-04-03 19:35
Thirty-two organizations write to Secretary Tillerson to urge him to support Colombia’s effort to bring a permanent end to its half century of conflict.

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Budget Outlines

Mon, 2017-04-03 19:35
Congress is hurrying to pass this year's budget (FY2017) before the Easter recess... and before the April 28th government-shutdown deadline. Meanwhile, the work on next year's budget (FY2018) gets underway. And almost everything affects Indian Country.

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22 Organizations Urge Congress to Fund Conflict Prevention

Mon, 2017-04-03 19:35
Twenty-two national and international organizations urge robust funding for the international affairs budget including programs that prevent violent conflict, mitigate atrocities and protect civilians.

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