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Sep 29, 2016

Parker J. Palmer: Healing the Heart of Democarcy

Get the recording of the conference call with Quaker author Parker J. Palmer to discuss how we can heal the heart of democracy.

Sep 28, 2016

Sen. Merkley Response on Yemen War and Saudi Arms Deal

On September 21, 2016, the Senate defeated a measure (71-27) to block the $1.15 billion pending arms sale to Saudi Arabia. FCNL lobbied in support of the Murphy-Paul measure (S.J. Res. 39) to block the arms sale to Saudi Arabia, along with groups like Oxfam, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the American Friends Service Committee.

Sep 28, 2016

FCNL Written Statement for Senate Judiciary Hearing on U.S. Refugee Resettlement Program

FCNL's Legislative Representative for Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Yasmine Taeb, submits a written statement for the record to the September 28, 2016 Senate Judiciary Immigration and the National Interest Subcommittee Hearing on "Oversight of the Administration's FY 2017 Refugee Resettlement Program."

Sep 27, 2016

The Debate Raised the Issues. Now Congress Should Act.

The first presidential debate touched on many of the challenges we’re facing as a country. But we don’t need to wait to weigh in on what the U.S. does in these areas. Write a letter to the editor today.

Sep 26, 2016

First Presidential Debate: Watch with FCNL

Tonight, we're watching the first presidential debate. I hope you're as excited as we are!

Sep 26, 2016

FCNL Joins Refugee-Focused Roundtable at the U.N.

On Wednesday, September 21, FCNL lobbyist for Human Rights and Civil Liberties Yasmine Taeb was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion hosted by the Mission of Finland to the United Nations on the role of religious actors and policymakers in the current global refugee crisis.

Sep 23, 2016

Native American Legislative Update: September 2016

Congress is back and committees are busy. Check out the September update for stories on the Dakota Pipeline protest, Bears Ears, fishing rights on the Columbia River, protections for Medicine Wheel, some economic development ideas, and the Native Children's Commission bill.

Sep 23, 2016

Conversations that Open Hearts and Minds

I'm looking forward to FCNL's conversation with Parker J. Palmer on September 28. Palmer’s words inspire me to continue working towards the world I still believe is possible. I’m also looking forward to thinking about my own exercise of democracy both before and after this election.

Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

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Sep 22, 2016

Preparing for Spirit-Led Action this Year

This fall, join us for a conference call series to prepare for action in the remainder of 2016. Hear from Quaker author Parker J. Palmer on how to heal the heart of democracy, get inspired by Diane Randall on the possibilities ahead, and learn to lobby with FCNL's Amelia Kegan and Julia Neumann.

Sep 21, 2016

FCNL Applauds 27 Senators Who Voted to Block Saudi Arms Deal

FCNL applauds the 27 senators who voted in favor of the Murphy-Paul-Franken-Lee bill to block the $1.15 billion arms deal to Saudi Arabia, in the midst of Riyadh’s indiscriminate bombing of hospitals, schools, and other civilian areas in Yemen.

Sep 20, 2016

Refugee Crisis Underscores Need to Prevent Violent Conflict

The historic Refugee Summit seeks to address the unprecedented refugee crisis, but it is also an opportunity to rethink how the international community can work to prevent future crises.

Sep 19, 2016

Yasmine Taeb Interview With BBC Persian on the Importance of the Millenial Vote (Video)

Yasmine Taeb interview with BBC Persian on the importance of the millenial vote (video).

Sep 19, 2016

Will We Live Our Values and Protect Central American Refugees?

The U.S. should be leading efforts to help resettle Syrian refugees in the U.S. and abroad, while pursuing a political solution for the Syrian Civil War. However, the U.S. also has its own refugee crisis closer to home that we have not been doing our part for. The U.S. must radically shift policies for refugees and migrants fleeing from Central America.

Sep 19, 2016

Vote this Week to Block Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia

This week, the Senate will vote on whether or not to block the Pentagon’s proposed $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia. Please call your senators to ask them to oppose this deal.

Sep 16, 2016

Responding to the Refugee Crisis

As reports came out that the Obama administration will increase the number of refugees resettled in the U.S. in 2017 – from 85,000 to 110,000 -- Critics jumped on the news, playing on people’s fears to suggest that even this increase is too much. But here’s the problem: Whether we’re admitting 85,000 or 110,000 people, the U.S. still isn’t acknowledging the magnitude of the refugee crisis and our responsibility to act. The U.S. should develop a bold agenda to offer refuge to displaced populations through resettlement and other forms of protection, but Congress has so far failed to fund even a modest increase in refugee assistance.

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