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10 Groups Call for Clarification on Royce/Engel Iran PMDLetter

Sep 18, 2014

10 Groups Call for Clarification on Royce/Engel Iran PMDLetter

10 Groups call for a clarification on the Royce/Engel Iran PMD Letter: "Regrettably, some of the language in your letter could undermine, rather than support, these diplomatic opportunities. We urge you to revise the letter to ensure this is not the case.".

House Approves Aid to Syrian Rebels: Take Action

Sep 18, 2014

House Approves Aid to Syrian Rebels: Take Action

On September 17, the House voted to provide training and military equipment to Syrian rebels. This is the first step Congress has taken to support the administration's plans for another war in the Middle East. Respond to your representative's vote and let him or her know there are alternatives.

New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

Sep 18, 2014

New Census Poverty Data: Steps Out of Poverty

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.

To Congress: Release Legal Basis for Islamic State Strikes

Sep 16, 2014

To Congress: Release Legal Basis for Islamic State Strikes

Congress cannot meaningfully exercise its Constitutional power to authorize force if the Executive uses secret legal opinions to extend past authorizations in ways that Congress never anticipated or intended.

10 Reasons to Join Quaker Public Policy Institute's Pro-Diplomacy Lobby Day

Sep 16, 2014

10 Reasons to Join Quaker Public Policy Institute's Pro-Diplomacy Lobby Day

Kate Gould has ten reasons you should come to the Quaker Public Policy Institute and support the historic negotiations with Iran.

Join the Advocacy Corps

Sep 16, 2014

Join the Advocacy Corps

FCNL is calling on people ages 19 - 30 to join a network of young adults who will be paid to lead grassroots social justice campaigns across the country to mobilize their communities to influence members of Congress.

19 Organizations: Congress Should Not Arm Syrian Rebels

Sep 16, 2014

19 Organizations: Congress Should Not Arm Syrian Rebels

19 peace and security organizations urge Congressional leadership to oppose proposals to train and arm Syrian Rebels.

More War? Votes Coming

Sep 15, 2014

More War? Votes Coming

The U.S. must act with other nations and regional stakeholders to end extremist violence, help the victims and address the terrible short and long-term humanitarian consequences of the fighting. But we have seen that U.S. military intervention can’t resolve conflicts that demand a political response.

Opportunities for Young Adults

Sep 12, 2014

Opportunities for Young Adults

Tens of thousands of people work with FCNL to connect historic Quaker testimonies on peace, equality, simplicity and truth with peace and social justice issues. Our nonpartisan, multi-issue advocacy is changing U.S. policy.

Elizabeth Beavers

Sep 12, 2014

Congress: Do Your Job

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.

Tell Congress: No More Endless War in Iraq

Sep 11, 2014

Tell Congress: No More Endless War in Iraq

Congress should reject any new authorization for war in Iraq or Syria and call for an end to the bombing. Bombs didn't bring peace before, and they won't now. We need to pursue strategies that will lead to peace in the long-term.

Anything Can Happen: 13 Years After 9/11

Sep 11, 2014

Anything Can Happen: 13 Years After 9/11

Thirteen years later, I write from my new desk at Friends Committee on National Legislation, looking out my window with sadness and apprehension to the American flag at half-mast in front of the Capitol.

The Islamic State: A Long-Term Strategy

Sep 11, 2014

The Islamic State: A Long-Term Strategy

The United States and other international actors must look to non-military, civilian-led approaches for an effective response to the crisis that will undermine extremist groups. What began as a mission to aid trapped Yazidis on Mt. Sinjar is turning into a new U.S. war in Iraq.

Native American Legislative Update: September 2014

Sep 10, 2014

Native American Legislative Update: September 2014

See the Legislative Update on Native language education,Indian housing and federal spending in Indian country.

Judith Light Interviews Diane Randall

Sep 10, 2014

Judith Light Interviews Diane Randall

In her interview on Morning Joe on September 10, she talked about her conversation with FCNL Executive Secretary Diane Randall and why she supports alternatives to military action.

War Is (Still) Not the Answer

Sep 10, 2014

War Is (Still) Not the Answer

The U.S. must act with other nations and regional stakeholders to end extremist violence, help the victims and address the terrible short and long-term humanitarian consequences of the fighting. But we have seen that U.S. military intervention can’t resolve conflicts that demand a political response.

FCNL Supports the Campaign for US Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Sep 9, 2014

FCNL Supports the Campaign for US Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

As leaders of U.S. organizations that work to support children and families both in the United States and abroad, we strongly urge you to send the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) to the U.S. Senate this year.

Iraq bombing? We've seen this movie before

Sep 9, 2014

Iraq bombing? We've seen this movie before

The U.S. plan to "destroy" the Islamic State through a bombing campaign is a rerun of failed policies over the past decade. There are better ways to stop the killing and advance peace and security.

Sea Level Rise Briefing

Sep 3, 2014

Sea Level Rise Briefing

On September 18th, the Friends Committee on National Legislation, the Franciscan Action Network and the Kingdom of the Netherlands are hosting a briefing on the serious impacts of sea level rise and ocean acidification for coastal populations at home and around the world, and how we might address them.

Graphics and Social Media Associate

Sep 2, 2014

Graphics and Social Media Associate

Do you like to design creative graphics, implement social media strategy and produce visual content for print and online media? Do you have a passion for peace and justice issues? FCNL has an immediate opening for a graphics and social media associate. Apply today!

Beyond Ferguson

Aug 29, 2014

Beyond Ferguson

Indian Housing Bill Up for Renewal

Aug 29, 2014

Indian Housing Bill Up for Renewal

The Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act (NAHASDA), which provides housing programs and grants in Indian Country, is up for renewal in both the House and the Senate.

Federal Money in Indian Country--What to Expect

Aug 29, 2014

Federal Money in Indian Country--What to Expect

Congress isn't following the rules about federal spending right now. Here's what's actually going on, and what to expect by the end of 2014.

Lasting Effects of Culture Caricatures

Aug 29, 2014

Lasting Effects of Culture Caricatures

The Center for American Progress recently issued its report: “Missing the Point: The Real Impact of Native Mascots and Team Names on American Indian and Alaska Native Youth,” describing the long-term psychological injury done to Native youth by the use of Native American mascots.

Bills We're Watching

Aug 29, 2014

Bills We're Watching

Read about legislation affecting Native American land and energy resources.

Moving Toward a Senate Vote on Native Languages

Aug 29, 2014

Moving Toward a Senate Vote on Native Languages

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs has unanimously passed two bills on Native languages; they are now ready for action on the Senate floor this fall.

Federal Spending in Indian Country: Interior Appropriations

Aug 29, 2014

Federal Spending in Indian Country: Interior Appropriations

Here's what's in the bill that appropriates money for the Department of the Interior. It's very important to Indian country as it includes funds for three major Indian agencies -- the Bureau of Indian Education, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the Indian Health Service -- in addition to other tribal programs.

Bills We're Watching

Aug 29, 2014

Bills We're Watching

Legislation concerning healthcare, education and assistance programs.

Sean Langberg

Aug 28, 2014

Sean Langberg

Program Assistant for Peacebuilding Policy

Race and (In)Justice in Ferguson

Aug 28, 2014

Race and (In)Justice in Ferguson

The combination of entrenched discriminatory policies and a history of over-policing of communities of color created a situation like the one in Ferguson.

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