On June 17th, FCNL was one of 13 religious organizations that signed a letter to the House of Representatives, urging an appropriations package that provides robust funding for the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Interior and does not include any anti-environmental riders.
Thirty-two religious organizations released a letter to the President-elect and his transition team, urging him to support policies that will safeguard God’s creation, address the impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable, and fulfill our moral obligation to future generations in the United States and internationally.
FCNL joined thirteen other organizations in a statement expressing disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency’s short-sighted decision to replace the Clean Power Plan (CPP) with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule.
The Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) joined 132 faith-based organizations from 33 states in urging the Trump Administration to reverse the rollbacks of crucial environmental safeguards.
Last year, we saw the most robust attempts to reform America’s criminal
justice system that the federal government has seen in a generation.
Congress nearly brought a comprehensive criminal justice reform bill to
Funding in the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill
Proposed funding for the Justice Department includes strong support for a handful of programs that focus on violence against Indian women. The House and Senate bills also include "set-asides" for victims of violent crimes and for the support of justice systems on tribal lands.
With Democrats winning control of the House of Representatives, and the passage of several major criminal justice reform ballot initiatives, the future looks bright for comprehensive criminal justice reform.
FCNL's multi-issue advocacy connects Quaker testimonies with legislation in the U.S. Congress and the administration.
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