E-News: Remembering Hiroshima, July Successes, and More
Tuesday, August 3
Success: President Obama Signs Tribal Law & Order Act
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days: Share this Flyer
Support FCNL: Become a Sustainer!
New Policy Brief: Global Warming Heats Up Global Conflict
Welcome New Program Assistant: Jess Halperin
Cluster Bomb Ban: Treaty Comes into Force without U.S.
War Is Not the Answer Photo of the Week: Bethlehem
Last week, President Obama signed the Tribal Law & Order Act into law. The Act, which was developed in consultation with Native Americans, will improve public safety across Indian Country and provide Native Americans with new tools to address crime rate that are 2.5 times the national average. For several years, FCNL has followed the leadership of the Native American community to lobby for this legislation. Find out more.
FCNL's lobbying has contributed to several other successes in recent weeks. Read about these successes:
- Support grows for a new Afghanistan strategy
- Big budget increase for nuclear nonproliferation
- Global cluster bomb ban takes force, although U.S. not yet a signer
August 6th and 9th mark the 65th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The United States still has an arsenal of more than 5,000 nuclear weapons - use this flyer to spread the word about what still needs to be done to achieve a world free from nuclear weapons and urge your senators to ratify the New START Treaty with Russia to reduce the number of nuclear weapons in the world.
Join the hundreds of donors who keep FCNL strong all year by making automatic monthly contributions to our work. You can contribute via credit card or with a monthly withdrawal from you bank account and save trees, postage, and time. Sign up on our website or contact Tommy Bobo for more information.
Have you ever wondered if global warming may exacerbate or fuel violent conflict? In this new policy brief explores these issues and offers specific policy recommendations to keep a heating planet from leading to war. Read this brief and share it with others to start the dialogue about the connections between resources and conflict.
As last year's program assistants head off to new adventures, we are pleased to welcome Jess Halperin to the FCNL team. Originally from Pittsburgh, Jess is a graduate of Earlham College and is currently living in Dupont Circle. She is working on the campaigns team with Director for Communications Alicia McBride. Welcome Jess!
Around the world people were celebrating on August 1 as the global treaty to ban the production of cluster munitions took effect for the 37 countries that have already ratified the agreement. More than 100 countries that have signed the treaty to date will ultimately be required to also dispose of any remaining stockpiles of these weapons and pay to clear areas contaminated by these indiscriminant munitions that pose a danger to civilians during and after the conflict. Although the United States refused to sign the treaty, lobbying by FCNL and other groups led Congress to ban the exports of these weapons and the Pentagon to essentially ban use.
Members of the Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Young Adult delegation to Israel and Palestine add War Is Not the Answer artwork to the Separation Wall in Bethlehem.