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You can continue the push to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi war in Yemen by responding to your senators' votes

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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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  2. Iran
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Event The Success of the Iran Nuclear Deal & Preventing War with Iran 

August 9, 2017 in Rogue Valley, OR

Join FCNL's Kate Gould for a conversation on the Iran nuclear deal, two years after the deal was reached.

Press Release House Votes to De-Fund U.S. Military Support for Saudi-led War in Yemen  

FCNL applauds House votes to end U.S. military involvement in Yemen’s civil war

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to end U.S. funding for the disastrous Saudi-led war in Yemen. The House took this step by approving legislative language in a military policy bill that, if passed into law, would require the Trump administration to stop providing aerial refueling for Saudi and other coalition aircraft, intelligence sharing, and other forms of military support for this indiscriminate war that has killed thousands and plunged Yemen to the cusp of famine.

Update House Votes on Climate, Pentagon Spending, Islamophobia, War in Military Policy Bill 

Every representative in the U.S. House voted on amendments to a military policy bill that could rein in Pentagon spending, put the brakes on a new nuclear arms race, and stop an accidental war with Iran.

Letter 34 Reps Stand Up for Palestinian Human Rights 

In a milestone for congressional work on supporting Palestinian human rights, 34 representatives signed letters to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sharply critical of Israeli charges against Palestinian human rights defender Issa Amro.

Background Why the Paris Decision Matters, No Matter What Issue You Care About  

On June 1, President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the United Stated from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change’s Paris Agreement.

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