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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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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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No Matter the Outcome of the Election

No Matter the Outcome of the Election

By Diane Randall on 11/04/2014 @ 07:52 PM

Tags: diane, elections, around the office

Whomever the voters send to Congress, FCNL’s consistent lobbying for peace and justice will continue with integrity and inspiration -- both across the country and on Capitol Hill.

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A Turning Point for Shared Security

A Turning Point for Shared Security

By Jim Cason on 10/23/2014 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, Iraq, Syria

Will the U.S. enter a new era of endless war? Or will the country learn from the failure of military action in the last decade? Help FCNL create the political will to shift U.S. policy from endless wars to Shared Security. #DiplomacyWorks

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In Memoriam: Alison Oldham

In Memoriam: Alison Oldham

By Kathy Guthrie on 10/06/2014 @ 12:00 PM

Former FCNL legislative action coordinator Alison Oldham passed away in September. Many people in the FCNL community were introduced to this work by Alison.

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Syria: Responding to Brutality

Syria: Responding to Brutality

By Jim Cason on 09/30/2014 @ 06:00 PM

Tags: war is not the answer, Iraq, Syria

The brutal images from Iraq and Syria compel us to act. But what if our actions make matters worse?

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Matt Southworth

The Language of Force

By Matt Southworth on 09/24/2014 @ 12:30 PM

Tags: Iraq, Middle East, Weapons, War Is Not the Answer

"The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force," said President Obama in address to the United Nations General Assembly. But where did I.S. learn this language?

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Kate Gould

Stop the Bombs Raining Down on Syria

Posted on 09/23/2014 @ 02:20 PM

Tags: iraq, syria, war is not the answer

If Congress doesn't stop the U.S. war in Syria, the bombs raining down on Syria will likely be the beginning of another open-ended, multi-billion U.S. war in the Middle East.

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New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

By Tila Neguse on 09/18/2014 @ 12:20 PM

Tags: Budget, Domestic, Poverty, budget news, new

On Tuesday September 16, the US Census Bureau released its annual Income and Poverty report revealing that in 2013, 14.5 percent of US citizens lived in poverty, a half percentage point decrease from the 15 percent of those living in poverty in 2012.

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Elizabeth Beavers

Congress: Do Your Job

By Elizabeth Beavers on 09/12/2014 @ 10:35 AM

Tags: foreign policy, war is not the answer, drones, aumf, iraq

If Congress avoids voting on the new war against the Islamic State (IS), it is avoiding its sole purpose - to represent the people of the United States and to allow for debate and challenge to the President's plan.

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