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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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