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There's No Place Like Home to Lobby

By Christine Letts on 11/25/2014 @ 04:07 PM

Tags: around the office, Iran

That was incredible! A huge thank you to the 430 Quakers and activists who joined us from around the country to tell Congress that #diplomacyworks.

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Ferguson Reflections

Ferguson Reflections

By Ruth Flower on 11/25/2014 @ 03:05 PM

Tags: Domestic, war is not the answer

We have some infrastructure problems in this country – and they’re not all about concrete and steel bridges and paved roads. For a country – a democracy – like ours to survive, we need strong and resilient connections among all the people who live here.

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An Indictment of the System

An Indictment of the System

By Jim Cason on 11/25/2014 @ 11:00 AM

Tags: war is not the answer

Ferguson is an indictment of our system of criminal justice.

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OCO & Sequester: At What Cost Does the Squeaky Wheel Get the Grease?

OCO & Sequester: At What Cost Does the Squeaky Wheel Get the Grease?

By Della Anderson on 11/24/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, pentagon, OCO

Allowing the Pentagon to side-step the effects of sequestration through the Overseas Contingency Operations account is a bad budgetary strategy, leaving the American people to shoulder the brunt.

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The Essence of What We Do

The Essence of What We Do

By Diane Randall on 11/18/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: diane, war is not the answer

The path to the world we seek has never been east. In the past 71 years, time and again FCNL has built the relationships that let us get things done, regardless of the political climate. This approach is more important than ever in a

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Letting Diplomacy Work

Letting Diplomacy Work

By Diane Randall on 11/17/2014 @ 07:52 PM

Tags: diane, iran, middle east, war is not the answer

When almost 400 citizen advocates and "grasstops" join FCNL on Capitol Hill this week making the case to Congress that #diplomacyworks, it will be within the rich tradition of Quaker advocacy to petition those in power to prevent war and violent conflict.

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Climate and Conflict: Let's Take Action Now

Climate and Conflict: Let's Take Action Now

By Kate Edelen on 11/12/2014 @ 05:14 PM

Tags: environment, water, war is not the answer

The Pentagon recently released its 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap. In the report they argue that climate change will seriously challenge our national security. What are some of the political solutions to this problem that we can support right now?

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Honoring Veterans by Lifting Up Intention

Honoring Veterans by Lifting Up Intention

By Kaeley Pruitt-Hamm on 11/11/2014 @ 02:45 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, veterans, foreign policy

I honor the intention of those who serve their country. The world is insecure, and we all want to get to peace; we just disagree about how to get there. By lifting up our common desire for a better world and celebrating those with the courage to serve others, let us move forward together.

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Refusing to Forget: Unsealing Tapes from Guantanamo Bay

Refusing to Forget: Unsealing Tapes from Guantanamo Bay

By Maggie O'Donnell on 11/07/2014 @ 12:00 AM

Tags: Guantanamo, indefinite detention, AUMF, torture, force feeding, tapes, Dhiab

A judge recently ordered for the release of tapes that depict force-feeding at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Twelve years after the facility's creation, it is vital that these tapes serve as a reminder of the lives of the 148 men that remain there.

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Election Reflection: Wins for Low-Wage Workers!

Election Reflection: Wins for Low-Wage Workers!

By Tila Neguse on 11/05/2014 @ 05:00 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news

In a huge victory for hard working Americans, several states voted in favor of ballot initiatives to raise the minimum wage, above the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, all said “yes!” to raising the minimum wage in their states.

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