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When crises break out in the Middle East, the U.S. too often turns to violence first. FCNL lobbies for nonviolent engagement in the Middle East to prevent, de-escalate and resolve longstanding conflicts. Political grievances contribute to instability and violence, so lasting peace in the region will require engagement with all stakeholders.


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Update Success for Yemen in the Senate!  

With your help, the Senate just took a major step forward to advance peace in Yemen.

Press Release Senate Votes to End Illegal U.S. War in Yemen  

Washington, DC – The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) hailed today’s landmark Senate vote to end American involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The legislation (S.J. Res 7), passed 54-46, enforces the 1973 War Powers Act by ending American military participation in a war that has killed untold thousands and put millions of Yemenis on the brink of starvation.

Action Alert Urgent: Your Senators Need to Hear From You Before They Vote on Yemen  

The people of Yemen have suffered years of a war that has triggered widespread famine and disease—resulting in the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

Letter 72 Organizations Urge an End to US-Led War in Yemen  

S.J.Res. 7

FCNL, in partnership with 71 other organizations, signed a letter urging members of Congress to support of S.J.Res. 7, Sens. Bernie Sanders (VT), Mike Lee (UT), and Chris Murphy (CT)'s legislation to end U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. The signers include a diverse coalition of groups, including peace and security, humanitarian, mass-movement, faith-based, atrocities prevention, and constitutional rights-focused organizations that collectively represent millions of Americans, based in every congressional district in the country.

Update One Step Closer to Ending the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis 

As I write this, the people of Yemen are experiencing a horrific humanitarian crisis. The Saudi-led war on the Yemeni people has contributed to widespread malnutrition. Preventable diseases like cholera and diphtheria are claiming lives at alarming rates. The U.S. has been contributing military and intelligence resources to the Saudi-led war.

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