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Kate Gould

Mar 3, 2015

What Netanyahu Got Wrong

Today, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke before a joint meeting of Congress. Below is a quick reaction on what Netanyahu got wrong, and some of the problems with the substance, timing, and how the speech was arranged in the first place.

Netanyahu Weighed In -- Will You?

Mar 3, 2015

Netanyahu Weighed In -- Will You?

Your members of Congress are hearing a lot of opposition to diplomacy. They need to hear that their constituents support the ongoing talks with Iran. Please call Congress today, and urge them to let diplomacy work.

Job Posting: Assistant to the Executive Secretary

Mar 3, 2015

Job Posting: Assistant to the Executive Secretary

The Assistant to the Executive Secretary provides administrative support to release the Executive Secretary for FCNL’s work on Capitol Hill and around the country. This position requires significant levels of responsibility, knowledge, attention to detail and independent judgment, including discretion in handling confidential information.

Get Ready for Spring Lobby Weekend

Feb 27, 2015

Get Ready for Spring Lobby Weekend

You don't have to be an expert to lobby, but you can get ready for Spring Lobby Weekend with these resources (check back for updates and frequently asked questions).

Watershed Week for Diplomacy

Feb 26, 2015

Watershed Week for Diplomacy

The Iran nuclear negotiations are a historic opportunity to thaw a relationship that has been dangerously icy for decades. We at FCNL appreciate the many members of Congress who have expressed support for the Iran talks and opposed additional sanctions that could derail the discussion during this critical time.

It's Time for Smarter Sentencing

Feb 26, 2015

It's Time for Smarter Sentencing

The Smarter Sentencing Act of 2015 seeks to heal our nation from its obsession with incarceration through the reduction of mandatory minimum sentences for low-level drug offenses, by restoring the individual discretion to judges through the upholding of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 and by increasing transparency and accountability within the criminal justice system.

Advocacy Corps FAQ

Feb 24, 2015

Advocacy Corps FAQ

Make change in Washington by organizing in your local community. Learn skills and build your experience. We’re recruiting a team of 15 organized, energetic and focused young people between the ages of 19 and 30 to help change the national conversation on climate change.

Christine Letts

Feb 20, 2015

This week on the planet (spotlight: climate change)

Climate change is: real, a national security threat, already happening and more. See what we're reading in this week's spotlight on climate.

Statements on the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Feb 17, 2015

Statements on the 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force

Members of Congress are speaking out against the dangerous 2001 Authorization for the Use of Military Force.

Quaker Statements on Climate Change

Feb 17, 2015

Quaker Statements on Climate Change

Quaker Meetings and Churches from around the country are speaking out about climate change. See minutes and statements, or add your own.

Resources on Climate Action from a Place of Faith

Feb 17, 2015

Resources on Climate Action from a Place of Faith

Find out more about how to take action on climate change from a place of faith.

A Radical Return to Common Principles

Feb 17, 2015

A Radical Return to Common Principles

Climate change is considered by many to be the greatest challenge facing humanity. We are the first generation to recognize the errors in the way we live our lives, and perhaps the last generation able to do something about it. The stakes are vast and monumental.

4 Ways Congress Is Addressing Climate Change Now

Feb 17, 2015

4 Ways Congress Is Addressing Climate Change Now

There is bipartisan support for action on climate change in Congress. Find out about this legislation and how you can support it as it is introduced this year: fcnl.org/climatefaith.

Climate Advocacy from the Heart: A Path to Action

Feb 17, 2015

Climate Advocacy from the Heart: A Path to Action

To solve the problem of climate change, Congress must first acknowledge its existance and the human contribution to it. Most legislators privately acknowledge these facts. Fewer have been willing to lead with legislative solutions.

Climate and Conflict: What's the Link?

Feb 17, 2015

Climate and Conflict: What's the Link?

The threats that climate change pose cannot be solved through traditional military approaches. They require nations to work together to mitigate the effects of climate change and adapt to this new world.

Climate Change: Congress Needs to Talk

Feb 17, 2015

Climate Change: Congress Needs to Talk

Climate change isn’t coming — it’s already here. For many of us in the U.S. and around the world, climate change is more than a theory. It’s the reality of our day-to-day lives.

Four Weeks to Spring Lobby Weekend!

Feb 13, 2015

Four Weeks to Spring Lobby Weekend!

As of today, February 13th, Spring Lobby Weekend is only 4 weeks away.

Feb 13, 2015

FCNL Statement on Nigeria's Delayed Elections and U.S. Response

In the wake of growing insecurity and fears of a looming political crisis, Nigeria's elections have been postponed for six weeks, what can be done by the U.S. in response?

Smarter Sentencing Act Reintroduced!

Feb 13, 2015

Smarter Sentencing Act Reintroduced!

The Smarter Sentencing Act is a commonsense solution that lowers the mandatory minimum sentences for these low-level drug offenses, modestly restores judges’ discretion and makes the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 retroactive.

Re: Oppose S. 165 Barring Transfers out of Guantanamo

Feb 12, 2015

Re: Oppose S. 165 Barring Transfers out of Guantanamo

FCNL recently signed onto a letter urging Senators to oppose S. 165, a bill that would impose an effective two year ban on all transfers out of Guantanamo.

#MuslimLivesMatter: Tragedy at Chapel Hill

Feb 11, 2015

#MuslimLivesMatter: Tragedy at Chapel Hill

The shocking murder of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill yesterday has sparked heated conversations across the country about media biases, bigotry, and Islamophobia.

New Paths Forward on Climate

Feb 11, 2015

New Paths Forward on Climate

Moving forward from a divisive debate on Keystone XL, bipartisan cooperation on climate will be even more important. The Shaheen-Portman energy efficiency bill is one of four on energy and climate we're expecting in the next few months.

Tell Congress: Oppose New War Authorization

Feb 11, 2015

Tell Congress: Oppose New War Authorization

President Obama's newly requested Authorization for the Use of Military Force perpetuates the endless war of the past 13 years. The debate about how the U.S. will engage in war is alive in Washington, DC -- add your voice.

The Islamic State: A Long-Term Strategy

Feb 11, 2015

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 crises in Iraq and Syria that will undermine, rather than embolden, the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

On the Death of Kayla Mueller

Feb 10, 2015

On the Death of Kayla Mueller

Kayla Mueller, the last known American hostage held by the Islamic State, was confirmed dead today.

Native American Legislative Update: February 2015

Feb 6, 2015

Native American Legislative Update: February 2015

See the Legislative Update on the programs that Congress needs to fund this year, the committee assignments, health in Indian Country and more.

Don't Let the Senate Derail Iran Deal

Feb 5, 2015

Don't Let the Senate Derail Iran Deal

Members of Congress are planning a new effort that, like new sanctions, could derail diplomacy with Iran. We expect Senators Bob Corker (TN) and Lindsey Graham (SC) to introduce legislation that would give Congress a vote on any agreement with Iran.

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